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Heytesbury House, Heytesbury

Description: Heytesbury House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 313305

OS Grid Reference: ST9319742825
OS Grid Coordinates: 393197, 142825
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1846, -2.0987

Location: A36, Heytesbury, Wiltshire BA12 0HQ

Locality: Heytesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0HQ

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/84 Heytesbury House



The Grade shall be amended to II*

The description should be amended as follows:-

After "Wardour"

C18 chimneypieces and joinery intact. C18 Chinese wallpaper in drawing room. Open-well
staircase with iron balustrade and mahogany handrail.


ST 94 SW
(north side)
4/84 Heytesbury House


Country house. A rebuilding of 1782 for the Ash a Court family and
alterations 1820. Limestone ashlar, hipped Welsh slate roof,
ashlar stacks. Large rectangular block with courtyard range to
west. Three-storey, 11-windowed; sashes. Central semi-circular
Ionic porch with double half-glazed doors, five margin-pane French
windows either side with blind boxes. First floor has eleven 12-
pane sashes. Second floor has eleven 6-pane sashes. Dentilled
eaves cornice and plain blocking course. To left of front is 2-
storey, 5-windowed range with 12-pane sashes and 6-panelled doors,
dentilled eaves cornice. Left return is 2-storey, 7-windowed in
English bond brick with central round-arched opening to courtyard,
sashes and some blind windows. Courtyard has sashes, tripartite
sashes, and 6-panelled doors. Right return has central bow with 3
French windows and 3 sashes to first floor, three 6-pane sashes to
second floor. Rear has 2-storey range to right with tripartite
sashes and blind windows, main range to left has two projecting
wings with sashes, infill of 1820 has central Greek Doric portico
in antis with 6-panelled double doors in eared architrave, lead
down pipes and rainwater heads.
Interior not accessible at time of survey (June 1985), but reputed
to contain some evidence of an earlier house. 1820 rear entrance
hall has segmental arches to ceiling with glazed dome. 1780's
interior includes dining room with Roman Doric columns flanking
servery, rococo fireplace from Wardour. Siegfried Sassoon, the war
poet, lived here for over thirty years until his death in 1967.
House set in park with fine planting. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings
of England; Wiltshire, 1975: E.D. Ginever, The Ancient Wiltshire
Village of Heytesbury, 1981.)

Listing NGR: ST9319742825

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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