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Description: Elm Tree House
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 250593
OS Grid Reference: SU2404688970
OS Grid Coordinates: 424046, 188970
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5991, -1.6542
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1. SHRIVENHAM HIGH STREET
SU 2488 8/44 10.11.52 Elm Tree House
Circa 1700 addition to an earlier house of rubble stone and dressed stone chamfered
quoins and dressed stone openings with a hipped stone tiled roof with lead ridges and
2 tall side brick stacks. E shaped plan with the staircase well in the shorter,
middle arm. S front of 2 storeys and attic, 5 window range. 2 pedimented dormers
with 8 pane casements in the roof, the remaining windows 4 light wood mullioned and
transomed, those on the ground floor slightly larger. Wooden modillion cornice and
sheltering the centrally placed 6 panel door with 2 rectangular fanlights is an open
circa 1780 Tuscan Doric porch with entablature, triglyph frieze and modillion
cornice. 1 storey wing to the E set back, of rubble stone with a gabled stone tiled
roof and C20 casement and door. A further 1 storey wing of brick projects to the E.
The rear of the house is stuccoed and has further wood mullioned and transomed windows
and an oval light to the staircase well. The W wall has 4 blocked windows in the
circa 1700 section and 4 casements in brick surrounds in the earlier section.
Inside the ground floor room on the SW preserves a complete bolection moulded panelled
scheme of circa 1700 and the SE room across the central passage has similar panelling
to dado level along its N and W walls. Both doors to these rooms are of the same
date. The cantilevered staircase is also of the period with a moulded handrail,
twisted balusters and carved tread ends.
In the front garden there is an early C19 cast iron pump. A 5 ft chequer brick wall
on a stone base with a dressed stone coping runs along the S front. To the E this has
been partially rebuilt.
Listing NGR: SU2404688970
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Source: English Heritage
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