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Latitude: 51.4344 / 51°26'3"N
Longitude: -2.1855 / 2°11'7"W
OS Eastings: 387202
OS Northings: 170616
OS Grid: ST872706
Mapcode National: GBR 1RH.08V
Mapcode Global: VH96J.26GQ
Entry Name: Heywood House Preparatory School the Priory
Listing Date: 20 December 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1363947
English Heritage Legacy ID: 315378
Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13
Civil Parish: Corsham
Built-Up Area: Corsham
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
CORSHAM PRIORY STREET
ST 87 70
5/350 The Priory (Heywood House
House, 1776, ashlar fronted with hipped, double-valley mansard
stone tiled roof and ashlar ridge stacks. Two storeys and attic,
with formal Palladian north front, 1-3-1 bays with projecting
pedimented centre, cornice and parapet to sides, raised plinth and
band and glazing bar sash windows, 6-pane to attic 12-pane
elsewhere. Central door in Roman Doric pedimented surround.
Coursed rubble side walls with parapet ramped down and 2 hipped
attic dormers. Dripcourse over upper windows. West side, 3-window
range, with upper 12-pane sashes flanking blank centre window,
floor band and ground floor 15-pane sash, blank window and 12-pane
sash. Basement under with 2-light mullion window and dripstone.
East side has 2 window range and outside stack to left. Twelve-
pane sashes with dripstones over lower pair but no band.
Interior: centre rear stair with column newels. Ground floor
front rooms with plaster friezes and cornices.
House is on the site of the parsonage, associated with the rectory
manor recorded at Domesday, held by St Stephen's Abbey, Caen in
Cll, Marmoutier Abbey in C12, Tickford Priory, Bucks in C14 and
Syon Abbey, Middlesex in C15. After the Dissolution it was held to
c1570 by R. Bellott and from c1570 to 1738 by the Smyth or Smith
family. Manor purchased 1738 by R. Neale who sold the house to H.
Pullen of Bath in 1776 who rebuilt it.
(H. Brakspear, Corsham n.d. 12-14 (reprint Wilts.Arch.Mag.43 511-
Listing NGR: ST8720270616
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