Description: 76, High Street
Date Listed: 21 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 310355
OS Grid Reference: SU1856868815
OS Grid Coordinates: 418568, 168815
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4181, -1.7344
2/188 No 76
The description shall be amended to read
House, later two houses, then house again. Probably C15, C17, C18, early C19.
Partly timber framed with brick front and rear walls rendered front. Welsh
slate to front slope, plain tiles to rear. Two room plan with central entrance,
at some time in the C18 divided into two cottages with entry off central passage,
later restored as one house; C18 rear wing and small C19 extension.
Main elevation Early C19 in character. Three storeys. Ground floor rusticated
with plain band above. 2 projecting shop windows with glazing bars, one canted,
one bow; one fixed window with glazing bars (in former doors), one planked door.
First and second floors have two ranges of sashes with glazing bars in moulded
stucco frames; 9 pane to first floor, 6 pane to second floor. Brick ridge stack.
Interior: At west end between Nos 75 and 76 is a medieval timber framed closed
truss probably of cruck construction. This may be a survivor of a previous
building now flanked by later buildings or No 76 may yet incorporate other
contemporary material not now visible. It has slightly cambered tie-beam, convex
brace, queen struts and a slightly cambered collar, the top of an apparent cruck
is also visible. The C17 house had kitchen to the left and parlour to the right
with cellar under. Timber framed partition walls, chamfered beams, newel stair,
fireplace with eared surround on the first floor, interior otherwise altered
by conversion to two cottages in C18 and conversion back.
Ref. Wiltshire Buildings Record 1988, Building No. B7033.
SU 1868 2/188
Early Cl9. Stucco. Pitched slate roof. 3 storeys. Ground floor rusticated
with plain band above. 2 projecting shop windows with glazing bars, 1 canted,
1 bow; 1 fixed window with glazing bars, and 1 planked door. 1st and 2nd floors
have 2 ranges of sashes with glazing bars in moulded stucco frames.
Nos 65 to 85 (consec), The Sun Public House and Nos 88 to 90 (consec) form a
group, together with the Church of St Peter and St Paul, and with 42 to 64
(consec) on the South Side.
Listing NGR: SU1856768817
Source: English Heritage
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