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Battle House, Bromham

Description: Battle House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311191

OS Grid Reference: ST9627965286
OS Grid Coordinates: 396279, 165286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3866, -2.0548

Location: 1 Jockey Lane, Bromham, Wiltshire SN15 2EX

Locality: Bromham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN15 2EX

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Listing Text

(west side)

10/41 Battle House

House, C15 and c1760, rear range roughcast over timber frame with
slate roof and axial ridge stack, front range render, lined as
ashlar, with ashlar dressings, slate hipped roof and outside rear
stacks. Two storeys and attic. Formal 5-window front with 3
segment-headed dormers. Ashlar to plinth, ground floor sill
course, rusticated quoins, moulded cornice and parapet, and also to
frame of first floor Venetian window and ground floor projecting
enclosed pedimented porch with Roman Doric pilasters. Twelve-pane
sashes elsewhere and 2 small lights each side of porch all without
surrounds. East end one-window range with dormer. West end 2-
storey canted bay with cornice under hipped roof. French window to
ground floor centre, 12-pane sash above. Blank windows to each
floor to left. Right is obscured by 2-storey c1900 addition in
similar style with north side 12-30-12 pane tripartite window to
studio and two 9-pane sashes above. Three 18-pane ground floor
windows to west. C15 rear range has early C18 thick-glazing-bar
20-pane sashes to east front, one each floor to left, a pair each
floor to centre. C19 sash each floor to right. South end has
door, 6-pane window above, attic casements and small 4-pane light
in apex.
Interior: front range has 2-storey stair hall with modillion
cornice and open well stair with turned balusters and brackets to
treads. Attic has 5 king-post trusses with collar-pieces tenoned-
in each side, possibly indicating that c1760 work is a remodelling
of a C17 building. Hips each end appear later additions. C15 rear
range is probably former open hall with 2-storey south end. Four-
bay 2-purlin roof with 2 tiers of windbracing and collar trusses.
First floor south end room has stone Tudor-arched fireplace,
tension braces exposed and 4 spine beams with an unusually
elaborated stepped stop. Timber-mullion 3-light west window. Six-
panel scratch moulded door. Another similar is in attic of front
range, with cock's head hinges. House is named for the manor of
Bromham Battle, held by Battle Abbey, Sussex, before the
Reformation. The home of Sir William Napier (1785-1860) from 1826-
31, where he wrote the major part of his 'History of the War in the
Peninsula', called incomparably the finest English military
history. The studio addition was made for the artist L. Raven-

Listing NGR: ST9627965286

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Source: English Heritage

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