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A Grade II Listed Building in Grittleton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.517 / 51°31'1"N

Longitude: -2.1816 / 2°10'53"W

OS Eastings: 387492

OS Northings: 179804

OS Grid: ST874798

Mapcode National: GBR 1QB.TGJ

Mapcode Global: VH964.44HD

Plus Code: 9C3VGR89+R8

Entry Name: Crowdown

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315816

Location: Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Grittleton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Grittleton and Leigh Delamere

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST 87 NE

7/5 Crowdown


Estate cottage of Grittleton estate, c1840 by J. Thomson for Joseph
Neeld. Rubble stone with squared ashlar block to south front,
stone slate eaves roof. 1½ storeys. South front has exceedingly
tall and thin 5-stage ashlar octagonal tower at south west angle
with moulded plinth and dripcourses with uncarved bosses at angles.
Top stage has arcading with column shafts, with windows on cardinal
faces, blank elsewhere and corbelled parapet. House is T-plan with
tower at south west angle of west wing which has hipped roof and 2-
shaft rear stack. Front has single light in eaves-breaking dormer
gable over door in depressed-arched surround set in broad ashlar
porch between tower and gabled south end of main range. Stepped
parapet with shield over moulded depressed-arched entry. Stone
seats within. Moulded plinth and string course. South end of main
range has ground-floor 3-light canted ashlar bay with stone roof
and first floor single light. Two-window east side has 4-shaft
ridge stack, rubble stone walls and plain mullion windows, the
upper windows under eaves breaking dormers. Door at right end in
gabled stone porch. Tower, similar to but taller than the one at
Fosse Lodge (q.v.) is variously said to have been an observation
tower for following the hunt and a telegraph tower.

Listing NGR: ST8749279804

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