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Description: The Athenaeum
Date Listed: 31 March 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 312924
OS Grid Reference: ST8736045147
OS Grid Coordinates: 387360, 145147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2054, -2.1823
WARMINSTER HIGH STREET
ST 8745 SW 6/237
1856 by W.J.Stent (local architect). 2 1/2 storeys, Jacobean style. Ashlar
with slate roof. 3 gables to front, central shaped and pointed gable with
scrollwork below and pinnacle at top; flanking shaped gables - all 3 with
keyed occuli. 3 bay front, slight break to outer bays (which have cornices).
2 storey angled bay in centre with pierced balcony over cornice. On 1st floor
mullion and transom windows, 2 lights to outer, 5 to centre bays. Ground
floor has Ionic doorpieces to outer bays with scrollwork over panelled friezes
and cornices. Round headed doorways, approached by steps, with head keys
and glazed overlights, the Ionic pilasters rest on panelled bases. Centre
bay now altered as main entrance with projecting canopy. Angled return to
the Close of 3 bays and a further 6 bay continuation after an angle (Circa
Listing NGR: ST8736045147
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Source: English Heritage
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