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Avon House and Attached Walls, Piers and Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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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


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


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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