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Latitude: 51.0384 / 51°2'18"N
Longitude: -1.8801 / 1°52'48"W
OS Eastings: 408501
OS Northings: 126562
OS Grid: SU085265
Mapcode National: GBR 405.ZCX
Mapcode Global: FRA 66YC.PCM
Plus Code: 9C3W24Q9+8X
Entry Name: Bishopstone House
Listing Date: 23 March 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1284290
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320623
Location: Bishopstone, Wiltshire, SP5
Civil Parish: Bishopstone
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Bishopstone and Stratford Tony St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SU 02 NE BISHOPSTONE BISHOPSTONE VILLAGE
5/37 Bishopstone House
Rectory, now detached house. Circa 1820 by John Lowder of Bath for
Rev. T. Bromley. Yellow Flemish bond brick, Welsh slate hipped
roof, brick stacks. Rectangular house with rear service wing.
Two-storey, 5-window west front. Central 6-panelled door in
slightly projecting ashlar porch with moulded cornice, two 6-pane
sashes with wedge lintels either side. First floor has stone plat
band, five 9-pane sashes. Boxed eaves to roof. Right return,
garden front has three 12-pane sashes to ground floor, plat band
and three 9-pane sashes to first floor, lead rainwater goods. Rear
has attached half-octagonal conservatory of 1828 by R. Read of
Salisbury; Flemish bond brick with diagonal buttresses and small-
paned fixed windows, hipped glazed roof, gothic-style glazing bars
are C20 insertions, to right are three 12-pane sashes, plat band to
first floor with five 9-pane sashes. Rear 2-storey service wing
with glazed door and 12-pane sashes, single-storey outhouse and
flat-roofed C20 garage to rear.
Interior has open-well stairs with stick balusters and wreathed
handrail, top-lit by circular dome, 6-panelled doors in moulded
architraves, window shutters and plaster ceiling cornices retained.
Conservatory built for Rev. George Augustus Montgomery, who moved
here 1824 and died 1842 (see his monument in Church of St John the
Baptist (q.v.)). Cecilia, his wife, painted several watercolours
depicting the house and church during 1820s. Ceased to be the
(Country Life, November 12th, 1959)
Listing NGR: SU0850126562
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