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Description: Melksham Court
Date Listed: 23 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 131560
OS Grid Reference: ST7348798712
OS Grid Coordinates: 373487, 198712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6865, -2.3849
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ST 79 NW STINCHCOMBE THE STREET
3/107 (east side)
Manor House. C16 and C17. Squared and coursed marlstone, stone slate roof. L-plan,
with later wing on north end; 3 gables to east and two gables plus third gabled wing
projecting forward, west front. Through passage between gables one and two (west
front). West facade with coped gables, four storeys, 3-windowed in 4, 3, 2 and
1-light hollow chamfered mullion casements under moulded and stopped drips, most with
leaded glazing, also various smaller openings including stair light, on return wing
small square openings to basement; mid C20 glazed door and canopy. On east side is
mid C20 panelled door in restored surround with stopped drip. Lower service wing at
north end generally in sympathy with main block. Interior not seen, but reputed
various original staircases and much replacement panelling and other detail at time of
substantial restoration c1955. See good photographic record of 1955 in NMR.
For long the house of the Tyndale family - from 1561 to 1768 - then the Morse family
from that date until early in the C20.
The house is grouped around formal gardens with the Barn (q.v.) and Mill (q.v.) and is
a very grand version of the Cotswold style.
Listing NGR: ST7348798712
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Source: English Heritage
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