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Obelisk House, Warminster

Description: Obelisk House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 312855

OS Grid Reference: ST8692345166
OS Grid Coordinates: 386923, 145166
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2056, -2.1886

Location: Church Street, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 8PQ

Locality: Warminster
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 8PQ

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Listing Text

(West Side)
No 1 (Obelisk House).
[Formerly listed as No 1
(Emwell House)]
ST 8645 SE 5/75 28.4.52.


Now divided into flats. Late C18 or early C19. 2 storeys. Ashlar on squared
rubble base. Plain string at 1st floor level, moulded string over 1st floor
windows. Plain frieze and moulded coved coping over parapet. Old tile roof.
2 brick chimneys. 5 windows on 1st floor, sashes, centre 3 Panes wide, remainder
4 panes. Four 4-paned windows on ground floor and central 6-panel door in plain
arched recess with raised architrave and keystone, doorhead ornamented with
key pattern, and delicate fanlight of circular pattern and device of letters
S and W and shield. The initials S. W. apparently represent the builder of the
front, Samuel White. An ancestor of the same name, or possibly the same man
when much younger, probably built No 3 Church Street. Gabled 2 storey extension
to rear with tile hung 1st floor. The back of Obelisk House is irregular and
gabled. To left hand of the street front is a 2 storey rubble extension, probably
early C19, with 2 small windows and door on ground floor, and a modern and faced
turretted clock at roof level. Erected 1913. 2 bronze plaques on house commemorating
the clock to John Hall famous Tariff Reformer in West of England 1830-1909.

Listing NGR: ST8691745167

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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