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Rose and Unicorn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4336 / 51°26'1"N

Longitude: -2.1643 / 2°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 388672

OS Northings: 170526

OS Grid: ST886705

Mapcode National: GBR 1RH.5LZ

Mapcode Global: VH96J.F7NB

Plus Code: 9C3VCRMP+F7

Entry Name: Rose and Unicorn House

Listing Date: 1 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283446

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315423

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 87 SE
1/395 No. 11 (Rose and Unicorn House)

House, C17 and C18, rubble stone with stone-tiled roof, ridge and
south end stacks and coped south gable. Two storeys, 'L'-plan.
West front 4-window range, formerly 2 cottages, coved eaves
cornice, 4 first floor 3-light recessed ovolo-moulded mullion
windows and hoodmoulds. Ground floor door to left with hood on
brackets, single light and 12-pane window in moulded surround, then
door in moulded architrave with pediment on brackets and two 3-
light mullion windows with hoodmoulds and relieving arches, one
ovolo-moulded, one recessed cyma-moulded. Rear has straight joint
between two sections. Left section has flush cornerstones, off-
centre curved stair tower with stone-tiled roof reaching into a
gable, one window range of 3-light windows to left, ovolo-moulded
above, recessed cyma-moulded with relieving arch below, both with
hoodmoulds, and, to right, 2-light ovolo-moulded window and
hoodmould over door with hood on brackets. Section to right has
one ground floor 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window and
hoodmould. Rear wing, probably C18, has south side door to left
and 2-window range of flush cyma-moulded 2-light windows with
dripstones. East end stack and bread oven.
Interior: north half of front range has south end massive timber-
lintel to Tudor-arched fireplace and chamfered spine beam. South
half has bolection-moulded stone fireplace with shelf and fielded
panelling to dado level. Walls here and above are stamped with
cross motif of central rose and four unicorns. Upstairs south end
Tudor-arched fireplace with fluted frieze and stone shelf. House
is said to date from 1648.

Listing NGR: ST8867270526

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

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