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Cross Hayes House and Attached Wall, Railings and Gate Posts

A Grade II* Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5829 / 51°34'58"N

Longitude: -2.0964 / 2°5'47"W

OS Eastings: 393416

OS Northings: 187124

OS Grid: ST934871

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.QSV

Mapcode Global: VH95S.MG2W

Entry Name: Cross Hayes House and Attached Wall, Railings and Gate Posts

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460711

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


758-1/4/48 (East side)
18/01/49 No.28
Cross Hayes House and attached wall,
railings and gate posts


House. Dated 1728 on hopper, extended late C18 and early C19.
Limestone ashlar and rubble, brick gable stacks and stone
slate roof with rear cross gables.
STYLE: early Georgian.
PLAN: T-shaped double-depth plan with rear SE infill
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attic and cellar; 4-window range. A
symmetrical 3-window front has banded pilaster strips,
first-floor string, cornice and parapet, with coped end
gables; openings have moulded surrounds and segmental head.
Doorway with scrolled brackets to a flat canopy, good
rectangular overlight with a lantern and a 6-panel door with
glazed top panels. Keyed architraves to 6/6-pane sashes, and 2
gabled dormers with C20 casements.
The right return has a foundation stone inscribed WC 1728, and
a dated lead hopper.
The 1-window extension to the right has a doorway and
first-floor 6/6-pane sash beneath half a gable.
In front is a single-storey screen wall with round-arched
recess containing an inserted doorway.
Rear elevation has 2 gables, larger to the left, behind a
cornice and parapet, a central late C18 semi-circular
full-height bay with three 6/6-pane sashes to each floor; the
SE extension has a full-height mid C18 canted bay with
ground-floor Venetian window with an elliptical-arched head
and 8/12-pane sash, 8/8-pane sashes to the sides and above;
the gables each contain round-arched windows.
INTERIOR: fine original details include a central lateral open
well dogleg stair with curtail, column-on-vase balusters and a
moulded ramped rail; downstairs panelled rooms with moulded
cornices and ceiling beams, rear eared fire surround; 4- and
6-panel doors and panelled shutters; decorative fireplaces;
vaulted cellars.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached brick ramped walls enclose front
area with spear-headed railings and cast-iron gate posts,
formerly with urns; attached railings to rear garden.
A very fine town house making a prominent feature in the

Listing NGR: ST9342087123

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