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Chitterne House, Chitterne

Description: Chitterne House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313477

OS Grid Reference: ST9925544278
OS Grid Coordinates: 399255, 144278
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1977, -2.0120

Location: Townsend, Chitterne, Wiltshire BA12 0LG

Locality: Chitterne
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0LG

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Listing Text

ST 94 SE
(east side)
4/4 Chitterne House
Detached house. Late C17, late C18 north east wing, early C20
services. Banded flint and limestone, tiled roof with brick
stacks. Two-storey and attic, 5-window. Chamfered plinth, door
with 6 fielded panels in architrave with moulded lintel to right of
centre, 4-light ovolo-mullioned casement with dropped sill to right
and two to left, the left hand with dropped sill. Continuous
moulded string course, datestone over door, possibly reset
First floor has two single-light and three 4-light ovolo-mullioned
casements, stone string course with pulvinated frieze to wooden
modillioned cornice of raised eaves. Three C20 attic dormers.
Left return has 2-light mullioned casement to ground and first
floor, small wooden pointed casement to attic, lead rainwater
goods. Five-bay, 2-storey late C18 rear range in English bond
brick; French windows and 12-pane sashes, glazed open
conservatory, five first floor sashes. Rear of C17 wing to left
has 4-light ovolo-mullioned casements, parapet to roof with attic
dormer. Early C20 service extension attached to right return, in
cavity wall brick with flint and stone front to match C17 range and
ovolo-mullioned casements.
Interior: entrance hall has stairs with C17 turned balusters,
brought here from Heale House (q.v. Woodford C.P.). Dining room
has Tudor-arched stone fireplace in corner, plaster frieze with
floral design. First floor bedroom over dining room has similar
Tudor-arched fireplace, plaster ceiling frieze, landing with
panelled dado. Late C18 cast-iron fireplace grates. Joinery
includes doors with 6-panels, one C17 planked door with strap
hinges in attic. Alterations to exterior and to south east
sitting room said to have been made by Lady Eva Dugdale in 1930s.

Listing NGR: ST9925544278

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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