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The Dower House, Boyton

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313239

OS Grid Reference: ST9507839721
OS Grid Coordinates: 395078, 139721
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1567, -2.0717

Location: Boyton, Wiltshire BA12 0SS

Locality: Boyton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0SS

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE
(south side)
8/22 The Dower House


Wrongly shown on OS map as Boyton Cottage. Detached house. C18,
altered early C19. Dressed limestone, hipped tiled roof, brick
stacks with decorated pots. Two-storey, 3-windowed south front;
sashes. Early C19 half-glazed door with panelled reveals and
moulded architrave with dentilled porch on wooden Tuscan columns,
either side are paired 12-pane flush sashes. First floor has sash
over door and pair of sashes either side; the left hand pairs on
both floors are at lower level than right hand pairs. Dentilled
brick cornice to roof with two hipped dormers; 2-light casements.
Right return has pair of flush sashes to ground floor and one sash
and a pair to first floor, one hipped dormer to roof. Left return
has attached single-storey extension with steel casements and
hipped roof, blocked openings to main range. Rear has pair of 2-
storey wings flanking narrow former courtyard, filled by C19
single-storey bay with 24-pane sash, first floor of main range has
12-pane sash.
Interior has early C19 fittings; open well stairs with two stick
balusters per tread, ramped handrail, wreathed at bottom, beaded
door architraves, 4-panelled doors, internal window shutters.
Formerly Dower House of Fane family to Boyton Manor (q.v.).
Undergoing renovation at time of survey (April 1985). Probably
originally L-plan with subsequent additions and remodelling in late
C18 and early C19.

Listing NGR: ST9507839721

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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