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Top End House

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5862 / 51°35'10"N

Longitude: -2.1025 / 2°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 392993

OS Northings: 187490

OS Grid: ST929874

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.H89

Mapcode Global: VH95S.HDVB

Entry Name: Top End House

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460977

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


758-1/2/320 (West side)
01/07/76 Nos.40 AND 42
Top End House


House, now attached pair. Mid-late C17, No.40 separated early
C19. Limestone rubble and dressings, formerly limewashed, with
ashlar and brick gable stacks and stone slate roof.
PLAN: 3-room plan with gabled rear range.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cellar and attic; 1:2-window range. No.42
has sprocketed, bracketed eaves and a stone gable stack,
timber lintels to a blocked right of centre doorway, former
window to the left with a half-glazed door; first-floor label
moulds, to 2-light C19 casements; lower 1-window wing behind
the right-hand return, with a rear range parallel to the
front. No.40 has a recessed left-hand door, and timber lintels
to horned 2/2-pane sashes. Exposed ends of 3 ceiling and tie
beams. The right-hand gable has a low hatch to the cellar, and
the rear range has a ground-floor casement and first-floor
late C19 3-light sash.
INTERIOR: details of No.42 include a cellar cut into bedrock
with a well containing a side passage; altered stair including
a late C18 column baluster, early C19 first-floor stone fire
surround with corner roundels and flanking cupboards with HL
hinges, and a winder stair up to the attic with cambered
tenoned collar trusses with butt purlins. No.40 not inspected.

Listing NGR: ST9299087490

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