Description: Craven House
Wrought Iron Screen to Street
Date Listed: 28 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 313001
OS Grid Reference: ST8696945108
OS Grid Coordinates: 386969, 145108
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2050, -2.1879
WARMINSTER SILVER STREET
28.4.52. No 17 (Craven House).
Wrought iron screen
- to street
ST 8645 SE 5/40
C18 block facing Silver Street with older building at back. The C18 front
is 2 storey. Red brick on stone plinth with moulded coping. Projecting
stone quoins. Stone string at 1st floor level. Stone frieze and moulded
and coved cornice. Plain stone parapet with moulded coping. Hipped old
tile roof. Two 2 storey angular bays, of equal sides, with cornice and parapet
carried round at head flanking central single window on 1st floor over central
6 panel door in stone architrave frame with triple keystone, set in surround
of plain stone with moulded stone pediment. All windows glazing bar sashes
with stone architraves. Set back with garden screened from road by low stone
wall and square angle and gate piers of rusticated ashlar with moulded caps
and good contemporary wrought iron rails with panel standards of scroll pattern
crowned with urns on small pyramid scrolls. Central gateway. Rustic piers
with pineapples for moulded capping. Fine scrollwork. Panelled standards.
A panel containing initials "MWM" interlaced (standing for Michael Webb, the
owner in 1783). Square plain stairs with slender decorated turned balusters,
ornamented strings and curled bars. Excellent marble fireplace to ground
floor left with central panel depicting Neptune and Prosepine. Service and
stable wing to left hand set back from front of main block, of coursed rubble
with moulded stone eaves cornice and old tile roof. 3 windows on 1st floor
glazing bars sashes and date panel with initials M.W.A. 1772. 1 window and
an arched door on ground floor. (Wide double doors to right hand side).
C20 brick wing with tiled roof at right angles to left. An arched stair window
on east front has radiating and wreathed glazing. South front C17 and early
C18 2 storey and attic. Rubble stone. Hipped old tile roof. Stone tile
roof. 3 irregular dormer casements. Irregular windows of various dates and
6 panel double arched door right hand of centre.
Listing NGR: ST8696945108
Source: English Heritage
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