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Sutton Veny House, Sutton Veny

Description: Sutton Veny House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 313437

OS Grid Reference: ST8964242339
OS Grid Coordinates: 389642, 142339
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1802, -2.1496

Location: High Street, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire BA12 7BJ

Locality: Sutton Veny
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7BJ

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Listing Text

ST 84 SE
(off east side)
3/215 Sutton Veny House


Country house, now nursing home. 1856 rebuilding for Joseph
Everett. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate and lead flats, ashlar
stacks. Regency style. Two-storey, 7-windowed west front;
sashes. Central 2-storey semi-circular bow with domed top, central
glazed door and 12-pane sash either side within Tuscan colonnade,
left and right are two 12-pane sashes. String course to first
floor; sashes either side of bow with three sashes; all in
moulded stone architraves, chanelled rusticated quoins, dentilled
and modillioned cornice to panelled blocking course. Left return
has 2 storey bow with sashes, single storey attached garden room
with French windows and sashes. Right return is garden front with
central 5 bays recessed between 2-bay flanking wings, verandah on
Tuscan columns to centre bays, central French windows and two
sashes either side, first floor balcony over with five sashes,
flanking wings with two ashes to both floors, all sashes in moulded
architraves, channelled rusticated quoins, cornice and blocking
course as front. Rear garden front has Ionic portico, up steps to
French windows with side 8-pane sashes, three sashes to first
floor. Rear 2-storey 5-bay service block with 6-panelled door in
gabled porch to rear entrance, plain ashlar with 12-pane sashes.
Interior: C17 and C18-style features such as large entrance hall
with Ionic columns and round-arched openings, early C18 style
stairs have three turned balusters per open string tread, ramped
and wreathed handrails. C17-style panelling and fireplaces to main
ground floor rooms, 6-panelled doors, enriched ceiling cornices,
drawing room has carved stone fireplace, bolection-moulded
panelling and doors with eight fielded panels. A rebuilding on the
site of a C17 house by Joseph Everett, a local mill owner, to whose
memory the Church of St. John was built (q.v.). The house was
originally known as Greenhill House. (National Monuments Record;
VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965).

Listing NGR: ST8964242339

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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