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The Athenaeum, Warminster

Description: The Athenaeum

Grade: II
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

Location: The Close, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9AE

Locality: Warminster
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 9AE

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Listing Text

(North Side)
The Athenaeum
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

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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