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Former Town Wall Extending North West of Silver Street to Rear of 28-34 (Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5826 / 51°34'57"N

Longitude: -2.0953 / 2°5'43"W

OS Eastings: 393489

OS Northings: 187089

OS Grid: ST934870

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.R1X

Mapcode Global: VH95S.MHM3

Entry Name: Former Town Wall Extending North West of Silver Street to Rear of 28-34 (Not Included)

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Last Amended: 19 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460972

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


MALMESBURY

ST9387 SILVER STREET
758-1/2/287 (North East side)
01/07/76 Former town wall extending NW of
Silver Street to rear of 28-34 (not
included)
(Formerly Listed as:
SILVER STREET (BACK HILL)
The Town Wall forming the rear
curtilage of Nos 28-34)

II

Former town wall. Early C12, with later rebuilding. Coursed,
squared limestone rubble. 4-metre section at north end,
probably mid C17 and representing either part of Civil War
defences or communal rebuild after demolition in 1646; at the
south end is a section rebuilt in mid C20 concrete block and
then an approx 16-metre medieval section built on natural
limestone outcrop; at this junction is a former icehouse,
probably C17 and built of coursed and squared blocks; at the
south end of this latter section a later wall is returned at
right angles to the river; the main section of the wall is
continued southwards, and is finished by a length in C18
Flemish bond brick.
(Report by Keystone Historic Building Consultants: 1994-:
25-26).

Listing NGR: ST9348987089

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