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Ashton Gifford House, Codford

Description: Ashton Gifford House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 313511

OS Grid Reference: ST9607139998
OS Grid Coordinates: 396071, 139998
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1592, -2.0576

Location: Sherrington Lane, Codford, Wiltshire BA12 0NJ

Locality: Codford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0NJ

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE/
ST 94 SE (south side)
4 & 7/38 Ashton Gifford House
Country house, now school. Late C18. Limestone ashlar front,
brick returns, flat roof with ashlar stacks. Three-storey, 3-
window central block breaking forward with 2-storey same-height
side-bays. Distyle in antis Tuscan portico to centre with inserted
double half-glazed doors and flanking tripartite sashes, inner door
with 6 fielded panels, fanlights and flanking margin-pane round-
arched sashes with interlaced glazing bars, ground floor of centre
block rusticated. First floor has three 9-pane sashes, second
floor has plat band and three 6-pane sashes, two-storey side-bays
have 8-pane margin sashes and plat band. Moulded cornice to plain
stone parapet with C20 pineapples. Right return has C20 flat-
roofed extension and fire escape, not of special interest, margin-
pane first floor sashes. Left return has French windows, 8-pane
margin sash and C20 windows. Rear 2 central bays break forward
with 12-pane sashes to ground floor, 9-pane to first and 6-pane
sashes to second floor, side-bays have 8-pane margin sashes to
ground and first floors.
Interior: central entrance hall with oval open-well staircase with
continuous handrail and cast-iron balusters. Good joinery
throughout including 6-panelled doors in panelled reveals and
moulded architraves, window shutters. South east former drawing
room, now office, has scrolled plaster ceiling margin and white
marble fireplace. Other rooms with plaster ceiling friezes and
marble fireplaces.

Listing NGR: ST9607139998

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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