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Edgar House, Westbury

Description: Edgar House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 313077

OS Grid Reference: ST8732951198
OS Grid Coordinates: 387329, 151198
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2598, -2.1830

Location: Church Street, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3BL

Locality: Westbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 3BL

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Listing Text

(South-East Side)
No 2 (Edgar House)
ST 8751 SW 4/9 29,12.50.


Including No 29 Edward Street.
Early C18 remodelling of older house. 2 storeys. Stucco, with rusticated
ground floor treatment. Moulded string at 1st floor level. Rusticated angle
piers, whole height, with string and cornice broken forward over. Moulded
cornice. Panelled parapet with stone coping. Ripped modern tile roof. Glazing
bar sashes, 4 windows on 1st floor, with 5-centred-arched heads, in architrave
surrounds with key blocks. 3 similar windows on ground floor and tall 10-panel
door in 2nd bay from left hand with same arched shape and architrave surround
as for windows, with segmental pediment on scroll brackets, lining at ends
with string across front, and with plain tympanum. The top panels of door
arched to fit opening. Good brass knocker of shell and scroll pattern. 4
moulded stone steps with splayed angles. The return front has 2 panels on
1st floor, and on ground floor C19 office door to right hand and one late
sash window. Plain C18 wrought iron rails to front of house, flanking door.
All window surrounds painted. A front of strong character. Good, somewhat
altered interior. Circa 1730 staircase with 1 turned and 2 plain balusters
per tread, reeded pilasters to dado ramped panels, double ramps on landings.
Stairs from 1st floor to attic of an older type with uncut string and heavy
turned balusters. Panelled doors. Large circa 1850 drawing-room to rear.
From rear the roof can be seen to join the slope of No 4 - both houses clearly
one originally.

Listing NGR: ST8732951198

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Source: English Heritage

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