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Avon House and Attached Walls, Piers and Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5851 / 51°35'6"N

Longitude: -2.1003 / 2°6'1"W

OS Eastings: 393146

OS Northings: 187369

OS Grid: ST931873

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.HT4

Mapcode Global: VH95S.KF05

Entry Name: Avon House and Attached Walls, Piers and Railings

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460663

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


MALMESBURY

ST9387 ABBEY ROW
758-1/2/2 (North East side)
18/01/49 Nos.25 AND 25A
Avon House and attached walls, piers
and railings

GV II*

House and attached former carriage house. C17, front range
dated 1798 on hopper, carriage house refronted c1830.
Limestone ashlar with rubble sides and back, ashlar gable
cross-axial stacks and stone slate roof.
Late Georgian style.
PLAN: single-depth plan with rear right-hand mid C17 wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window range with left-hand
2-storey 1-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated
quoins, raised frieze, cornice and parapet, with coped gables;
doorway with fluted pilasters to a pediment, fanlight and door
with 6 raised panels, and raised surrounds to horned
plate-glass windows, smaller to second floor.
To the left former carriage house has banded ground-floor to a
string, and cornice and parapet, a right-hand doorway and C20
door, canted bay with plate-glass sashes, with a 8/12-pane
first-floor sash, and c1830 cast-iron tented veranda with a
central pedimented railing.
Rear elevation has the E wing in 2 sections, the inner 2
storeys and attic, with mullion windows and transoms to
ground-floor, a shorter middle gabled W wing with single 3-
and 2-light mullion windows, and between a central C18
2-storey outshut with round-arched 6/6-pane stair sash, and a
W wing with 6/6-pane sash; dormer with leaded casements. Dated
hopper to left-hand end of facade inscribed O/ISM.
INTERIOR: details include a stone kitchen fireplace to the
cross-axial stack in the E wing, the front range has a central
entrance stair hall has a dogleg winder stair with thin
column-on-vase balusters and curtail, dado panelling and
panelled doors, with a collar truss roof with lapped joints;
early C19 architraves to No.25A, which includes a segmental
former carriage arch over ground-floor bay.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached gate piers, ashlar dwarf walls
with spear-headed railings, formerly with lamp overthrow, to
flagged front and E areas.


Listing NGR: ST9315887370

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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