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Countess Farmhouse and Front Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Amesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1783 / 51°10'41"N

Longitude: -1.7821 / 1°46'55"W

OS Eastings: 415327

OS Northings: 142143

OS Grid: SU153421

Mapcode National: GBR 503.0UD

Mapcode Global: VHB5C.2N72

Entry Name: Countess Farmhouse and Front Garden Walls

Listing Date: 10 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321343

Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Amesbury

Built-Up Area: Countess

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Amesbury St Mary and St Melor

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 14 SE
(west side)

6/32 Countess Farmhouse and
front garden walls (formerly listed
as Avondale School)

Farmhouse. Early-mid C17, extended in late C18. Mixed English
bond brickwork with tiled roofs. Two storeys and cellar, four
structural bays. Two parallel blocks, the rear block earlier and
partly refaced. Main elevation on second, c1800 block, of 3 bays.
Central 6-panelled door with fanlight, within C19 trellis porch.
Tripartite 12-pane sashes to ground floor with gauged brick lintels
with keystones and cambered soffits. Nine-pane sashes to first
floor. Brick dentilled eaves. Two brick stacks on rear wall, now
valley gutter. Earlier rear block has irregular fenestration.
Large gable stacks. C19 dairy added on south end, with hipped
Interior of earlier block has deep chamfered spine beams and C18
eared fire surround to north end room. Roof of 2 tiers of clasped
purlins with cambered collars. Front block has early C19
fireplaces. Front elevation has curved cob walls approximately
2.8m high extended to enclose front garden, and meeting stable-barn
block (q.v.) to south at a pedestrian gate.

Listing NGR: SU1532742143

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

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