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39, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5825 / 51°34'56"N

Longitude: -2.0978 / 2°5'52"W

OS Eastings: 393320

OS Northings: 187075

OS Grid: ST933870

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.QG0

Mapcode Global: VH95S.LHB6

Entry Name: 39, High Street

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 19 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460820

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


758-1/4/156 (West side)
18/01/49 No.39
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.37 AND 39)


Pair of houses, now 1 shop with flats above. 1487 [tree-ring dating];
remodelled C18 and C19. Rendered timber-frame; limestone rubble rear
wing. 2-span stone tile roof, formerly with two gables at front, now
hipped behind parapet.
PLAN:Originally two 1-bay 3-storey double-jettied timber-framed houses;
remodelled in the C18 and C19 and a shop formed on the ground floor with
an entrance on the right to accommodation above. Later stone rear
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Symmetrical front has
thin pilaster strips and storey bands below the parapet, with
a ground-floor arcade of 5 round-headed arches with a central
doorway and bracketed cornice and imposts, a right-hand
doorway with 6-panel door and plate-glass fanlight, and
matching left-hand window. First-floor tripartite windows have
segmental-arched central heads in raised frames with cornices,
and similar smaller second-floor windows in raised surrounds,
with 2-light plate-glass sashes. Roof has 2 hips behind the
parapet, possibly formerly a pair of street gables, which
extend back to rear gables.
Rear elevation has a 2-storey gabled wing projecting back with
a 3-light C17 casement mullion window with leaded metal
INTERIOR: Exposed timber-framing, including jowled storey-posts, some
exposed wall-framing at the sides with wall-plates and one curved
Collar and tie-beam roof trusses with chamfered tie-beams, trenched
purlins and wind-braces. There is no exposed timber-framing on the
ground floor except for a re-set moulded timber in the entrance passage
on the right. Restored circa early C18 newel staircase with closed
string, square newels, turned balusters and a heavy handrail.
A rare example of a late C15 town house.
SOURCES: [1] Cotswold Archaeology, report 03070 [2] Miles, W.H. Oxford
Dendrochronology Laboratory: The Tree-Ring Dating of Saxon House, 39
High Street, Malmesbury.

Listing NGR: ST9331587073

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