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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1269554
English Heritage Legacy ID: 460663
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16
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
ST9387 ABBEY ROW
758-1/2/2 (North East side)
18/01/49 Nos.25 AND 25A
Avon House and attached walls, piers
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
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