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The Apostles and Attached Rear Ruble Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5841 / 51°35'2"N

Longitude: -2.0982 / 2°5'53"W

OS Eastings: 393291

OS Northings: 187249

OS Grid: ST932872

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.QB5

Mapcode Global: VH95S.LG30

Entry Name: The Apostles and Attached Rear Ruble Wall

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 19 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460895

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


758-1/4/238 (West side)
18/01/49 No.6
The Apostles and attached rear
rubble wall
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
The Apostle Spoon)


Inn, now restaurant. Late C14 or C15, extended C20. Roughcast
over limestone rubble, formerly with timber-framed jettied
first floor, with left-hand exterior gable and right-hand
ridge stacks and stone tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Single-depth
plan parallel to street, with full-length first-floor chamber.
The ground-floor projects with a C20 front, shallow tiled roof
and a central doorway; C20 leaded lattice casements. 4-window
rear has 2 casement dormers. East front (to right) has
half-octagonal stair turret with loop window and remains of
Gothic arch to former doorway.
INTERIOR: much structural alteration. Originally a jettied
front of which the moulded bressumer support exists adjacent
to the stairs, with an inner doorway in a moulded former
window head and part ogee-headed niche to the right. First
floor has stop-chamfered beams, jowl posts and a stone
fireplace, and collar-truss roof with wind braces to lower
register and butt purlins (repaired 1960s). The cellar has a
semi-circular tunnel vault extending beneath the road, and a
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear wall curves round rear
HISTORICAL NOTE: reputedly Hospitium to the Abbey, until 1924
the Green Dragon Inn. Said to be a blocked-in holy stoup, in
which so-called Apostle Spoon was found and seen in living
(Victoria History of the Counties of England: Crowley DA: A
History of Wiltshire: 134).

Listing NGR: ST9328887249

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