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Description: Skaiteshill House
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132888
OS Grid Reference: SO8877302486
OS Grid Coordinates: 388773, 202486
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7210, -2.1639
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SO 8802-8902 CHALFORD SKAITESHILL
13/94 Skaiteshill House
Detached house. c1805 possibly by Thomas Baldwin of Bath for
Charles Ballinger. Ashlar and coursed rubble limestone; ashlar
chimneys; Welsh slate roof. Three-storey central stair hall plan;
2-storey with attic rear wing, probably incorporating earlier small
house. South front: fenestration 1:1:1. Central windows to
middle and upper floor both tripartite sashes with fluted square
columns and paterae. Otherwise sashes in plain openings, 12-pane
to ground and middle floor, 6-pane to upper floor. Central doorway
with detached columns and fluted capitals, panelled entablature
projecting forward. Round arched door opening with double glazed
doors and decorative fanlight. Plain plinth and upper floor level
bands. Modillion cornice with low parapet. Sides: 2-window sash
fenestration as to front. East-facing rear wing has mixed sash
fenestration in segmental arched surrounds. Doorway with flat hood
on brackets and 6-panel fielded door. Single eaves-mounted
Interior: entrance hall separated from staircase by arcade with
detached columns and fine opposed doorcases to principal rooms.
Curved staircase with stick balusters and swept handrail lit by
oval lantern. One room has unusual corner pilasters and recent
hand-painted wallpaper. Coach house to north east (q.v.), garden
wall with steps and sundial to west (q.v.) and entrance gateway
(q.v.) all in landscaped gardens.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8877302486
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Source: English Heritage
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