Description: Lesta House
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253387
OS Grid Reference: SP3162403212
OS Grid Coordinates: 431624, 203212
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7267, -1.5435
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SP3003-3103 BAMPTON HIGH STREET
13/77 Lesta House
12/09/55 (Formerly listed as part of
premises adjoining Heathcote
to the E)
House. Circa 1810-1820, possibly a refronting of a C18 building. Limestone, with
ashlar front, stone slate roof, coped gables and flanking brick chimneys. Double
fronted with blocked side passage. 2 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Plinth, first
floor band course. Boxed 3-pane sashes with stone lintels, the ground floor
windows C20 in altered openings, with C20 louvred shutters. Ground floor right
window retains wider flat stone arch. Central 4-panelled door with radiating
semi-circular fanlight, in fine stone doorcase with moulded open pediment hood
on moulded pilasters with carved acanthus leaf capitals. One stone step.
Doorcase is similar to that of Waterloo House, Broad Street, (q.v.). Traces of
blocked passage entry to right. Small partly blocked attic casement in right
gable. Later C19 extensions to rear. Altered interior.
Listing NGR: SP3162403212
Source: English Heritage
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