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Prosperous, Shalbourne

Description: Prosperous

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 310878

OS Grid Reference: SU3338964519
OS Grid Coordinates: 433389, 164519
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3787, -1.5216

Location: Shalbourne, Wiltshire RG17 0RP

Locality: Shalbourne
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG17 0RP

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Listing Text

SU 36 SW
6/156 Prosperous

House. Early and mid C19. Brick with tiled roof. Centre block 2-
storey and attic, 3 bays, with gabled central porch and double
glazed doors under round arch. Three-light sash and casement
windows with gauged brick lintels. Centre bay raised as pediment,
with large round-headed window. Dentilled eaves. Roof half-hipped
and with 2 gabled dormers. Two-storey bay window added to right
elevation and extensive later rear 2-storey wing. Parallel rear
block of later C19 with shallow central gable of blue vitrified
brick. Brick dentilled eaves. Roof hipped.
Interior has some bolection moulded panelling, probably C19. The
present building appears to replace a C17 brick structure on the
same site, the bricks now reused as pavings. This earlier house
was the house of Jethro Tull the agricultural improver, 1674 - 1740
and was called Mount Prosperous. Tull moved here c.1709 and wrote
'Horsehoing Husbandry' (1733) and other works. (References: DNB
pp 1231-1233; Jnl. Royal Agric. Soc. of England, 3rd ser. 1891.)

Listing NGR: SU3338964519

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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