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Corsley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Corsley, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2087 / 51°12'31"N

Longitude: -2.2477 / 2°14'51"W

OS Eastings: 382790

OS Northings: 145528

OS Grid: ST827455

Mapcode National: GBR 1V3.2KB

Mapcode Global: VH97G.0W28

Plus Code: 9C3V6Q52+FW

Entry Name: Corsley House

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313719

Location: Corsley, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsley

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Corsley and Chadmanslade St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 84 NW
(east side)
Corsley House
Detached house. Mid C18, rebuilt c1820 for Nathaniel Barton.
Limestone ashlar C19 range, coursed rubble stone C18 front, Welsh
slate hipped roof, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings. Greek
Revival. Two-storey, 5-window early C19 front. Central 3-panelled
door within portico with reeded columns and frieze with lion masks,
two 15-pane sashes either side. Plat band to first floor; five 12-
pane sashes. Pilasters with Greek key motif and stele carried up
to cornice and frieze to parapet with shallow pediment. Right
return has 2-storey bow with 15-pane sashes to ground floor and 12-
pane sashes to first floor, two tripartite sashes to right, first
floor has three segmental-headed sashes, pilasters as front. Left
return is C18 front with central planked door and flat stone hood
on brackets, 3-light mullioned and transomed casement either side,
additional one to left, first and second floors have three 3-light
mullioned and transomed windows and cross windows over door. Two-
storey service range to left in similar style with leaded mullioned
casements, balustraded parapet. Picturesque C19 cottage attached to
left has door with 4-fielded panels and 2-light casements with
wooden hoodmoulds, double gabled front with bargeboards. Rear has
12-pane sashes, C20 flat roofed extensions.
Interior: C18 range has lower ceilings, 6-panelled doors, window
shutters with fielded panels. C19 range has open well stairs with
cast-iron balustrade and moulded wreathed handrail in same style as
that at Sturford Mead (q.v.) diagonally laid marble hall floor.
Ground floor has 6-panelled doors in moulded architraves, moulded
plaster ceiling cornices, the dining room has shallow barrel
vaulted ceiling with moulded plaster ribs ornamented with animals,
Adam-style fireplace. First floor has plaster ceiling cornices,
doors in reeded architraves. Very likely that the same architect
designed the rebuilding of this house and the building of Sturford

Listing NGR: ST8279045528

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