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Chute Lodge, Chute Forest

Description: Chute Lodge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 312304

OS Grid Reference: SU3094551460
OS Grid Coordinates: 430945, 151460
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2615, -1.5579

Location: Chute Forest, Wiltshire SP11 9DG

Locality: Chute Forest
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 9DG

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Listing Text

SU 35 SW
10/96 Chute Lodge

Country house, now 2 flats. 1768 by Sir Robert Taylor, for John
Freeman of East India Company. Red brick in header bond, faced
with stone rustication to basement storey. Piano nobile and attic
floors. Slate roof. Symmetrical plan and elevations, with
entrance front to north, garden front to south. Stair under
central rotunda with main reception rooms central to each side.
Entrance front of 5 bays, the centre 3 broken forward and
pedimented. Flanking stairs to terrace raised over 3 arches with
groined vaults, and balustrade (lower flights missing). Piano
nobile has 3 shallow arches with continuous stone cornice and
moulded stone architraves. Pair of doors to central opening, and
flanking 12-paned sashes. Six-paned sashes to upper floor. Wide
timber pediment with paired modillions and roundel to attics. Bays
1 and 5 have later eaves balustrade, and added small windows in bay
1. Garden elevation has central 3 bays canted for full height, the
main windows having architraves with alternating vermiculated
rusticated quoins in Gibbs manner, and rounded heads. Flat aprons
below. Pair of doors to basement level with emphasised rusticated
voussoirs. Paired modillion eaves. Three early C20 tripartite
dormers, sashed, with centre light arched. Symmetrical stacks.
Side elevations similar, but canted central section to basement and
piano nobile only, the roof hipped. Symmetrical north front
provides extra bay on return. Service wing. on east, added or
rebuilt late Cl9 with return end added early C20, all in similar
construction but without window dressings. Twelve and 16-pane
sashes. Two storeys. Roof hipped. Interior: Not accessible at
time of inspection. Entrance hall leads to-oval flying stair.
Library, central to west front, has segmental headed apse with
stucco decoration. Much other delicate stucco work. Building is
said to be on the site of an Elizabethan house destroyed by fire.
Drawings, sold c1978, for the house are signed by Taylor,
establishing authorship.
(Binney, M., 'The Villas of Sir Robert Taylor', Country Life, 13th
July 1967, 81-2; The Biography of Sir Robert Taylor, 1984)

Listing NGR: SU3094551460

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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