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Description: Lyneham House
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 100499
OS Grid Reference: SX5788053454
OS Grid Coordinates: 257880, 53454
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3638, -3.9995
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SX 55 SE YEALMPTON LYNEHAM
23/4/52 Lyneham House
Country house in landscaped grounds. Circa 1699 to 1703 for Courtney Crocker, with
reused circa C16 material in the basement. Granite ashlar. Rusticated granite
quoins and band at first floor level. Slate hipped roof with large woooden modillion
eaves cornice and wooden balustrade above. Nearly square double depth plan. Two
storeys, basement and attic. 3:1:3 bays. Centre bay breaks forward with doorway
north granite half columns supporting open segmental pediment. East and west sides
five bays and without centre break but with similar doorway on the east side. Rear
(north) elevation seven bays. Glazed and panelled double doors. Sash windows with
glazing bars and straight heads with keystones. Flat roof dormers with cornices and
sashes. Lead rainwater heads dated 1768. Two large granite chimney stacks
symmetrically situated, and with quoins and plain caps.
Stone rubble basement has C16 two-light windows in recessed and chamfered granite
frames, and moulded elliptically arched doorway with carved spandrels. These granite
details are probably reused material from an earlier house on the site.
Interior: was not accessible at the time of survey, 1983. The interior is said to
have been restored recently. The original plaster cornices, bolection moulded
panelling and joinery are said to be largely intact, including two staircases, the
principal one having two balusters per tread. The drawing room has circa 1770
chimneypiece and dining room is said to have carved panelling an chimneypiece.
Lyneham was the seat of the old Devon family of Crocker. A photograph in the NMR of
a drawing dated b716 by Edmund Prideaux, shows formal gardens in front and flanking
pavilions. The orangery is also depicted. The drawing is now at Prideaux Place,
Reference: Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 76, 1944, 102-3.
Listing NGR: SX5788053454
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Source: English Heritage
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