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Description: 29, Saint Marys Street
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260672
OS Grid Reference: SJ5420941656
OS Grid Coordinates: 354209, 341656
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9703, -2.6833
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SAINT MARY'S STREET
8/116 No. 29
House, now offices. Early to mid-C18, remodelled in the early C19.
Rendered, probably over brick. Plain tile roof, with hip to rear wing.
2 storeys and attic. Moulded plinth, first-floor cill band, wide end
pilaster strips (cut-back to left), moulded cornice with blocking course,
and parapeted gable ends. Brick ridge stack off-centre to right and
external lateral brick stack to left of rear wing. 3 dormers with boxed
glazing bar sashes, segmental pediments, and slate-hung sides. 6
irregularly-spaced bays; glazing bar sashes with stone cills (12-pane
except for right-hand ground floor sash with 16 panes) Recessed porch
in third bay from left (altered in mid-C20) with chamfered reveals and 4-
panelled door with side lights and margin-light overlight. Inserted
doorway to left with chamfered reveals, and 4-panelled door with margin-
light overlight. Interior: largely remodelled in the early C19.
Segmental archway between entrance hall and staircase hall at rear, with
pilasters and panelled soffit. Early C19 dog-leg staircase rising 2
floors, with landings, closed string, stick balusters, swept handrail
and colunular newel post. Early C19 fittings throughout, including 6-
panelled doors with moulded architraves, cased beams, dado and picture
rails,and internal panelled window shutters. Some reused C17 or early
C18 panelling in ground-floor cupboard. Ground-floor left-hand rear
room with complete c.1930 Art Deco decoration including stencilled wall-
paper, fireplace, etc. The house formerly had rustication to the ground
floor, architraves to the ground-floor windows, an Ionic porch,and
railed enclosures to the front, all, except for the architraves, probably
dating from the early C19 remodelling, but all removed c.1920 when the
foot path was widened. Whitchurch Area Archaeological Group, Whitchurch
Remembered (1980), ills. 77 and 78.
Listing NGR: SJ5420941656
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