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18 and 20, Gloucester Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5838 / 51°35'1"N

Longitude: -2.099 / 2°5'56"W

OS Eastings: 393240

OS Northings: 187223

OS Grid: ST932872

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.Q4S

Mapcode Global: VH95S.KGQ6

Entry Name: 18 and 20, Gloucester Street

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460784

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


758-1/4/121 (West side)
01/07/76 Nos.18 AND 20


Medieval shop or warehouse, beneath pair of houses and shop.
C15 undercroft beneath late C17 rear range, and mid C19 front.
Coursed, squared limestone facade with rubble returns and
rear, party wall and gable stacks and a slate roof with stone
slate to the rear.
PLAN: double-depth, No.20 based on former C17 house.
EXTERIOR: each of 3 storeys and basement; 2-window range. An
unequal pair: No.20 narrower with a C19 shop front with
cornice, triple 4/4-pane sashes and a left-hand door, and
deeply-set 6/6-pane sashes above; No.18 has 2 doorways to the
right with rectangular overlights and half-glazed doors,
paired 2/2-pane ground-floor, and similar upper sashes.
Rear C17 gabled range to No.20 forms a pair with No.28/30
(qv), with a weathered band across both above the basement,
carved stone stacks, first-floor segmental-arched mullion
window, and gabled side dormer.
INTERIOR: details include a shallow, vaulted rubble undercroft
to No.20 with steps down from the street end, and a C17
splayed mullion rear window; chamfered and stopped ceiling
beams and collar trusses.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Undercroft converted for use as loop in town
wall which was incorporated into wall of Nos 28 and 30 (qv).
(Stirling D: Secular medieval buildings in Malmesbury, Wilts,
1150-1547: 1986-: 10).

Listing NGR: ST9324087221

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