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Melbourne House, Bratton

Description: Melbourne House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313671

OS Grid Reference: ST9153652475
OS Grid Coordinates: 391536, 152475
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2714, -2.1227

Location: 2 B3098, Bratton, Wiltshire BA13 4RL

Locality: Bratton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 4RL

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Listing Text

ST 9152
(north side)
11/34 Melbourne House
Detached house. WW/1768 on stack datestone. English bond brick
with chamfered stone quoins, hipped stone slate roof with gable end
brick stacks. L-plan. Two-storey and attic, 3-window. Central
door with 6 fielded panels in stone architrave with flat stone
hood, up steps, tripartite sash with higher central light in beaded
architrave either side. First floor has central sash with pediment
on consoles and tripartite sash with higher central light, either
side. Moulded stone eaves cornice. Three C20 hipped dormers with
plastic-framed casements to attic. Left return has 4-light
chamfered mullioned casement lighting basement, 3-light steel
casement to left, first floor has 12-pane sash in beaded
architrave, stepped brick eaves cornice. Rear has 2-storey C19
addition to right with French windows and sashes lighting stairs,
lean-to kitchen extension to right with casements, main range has
two hipped dormers and wing to right has one dormer, all with
plastic-framed casements.
Interior has drawing room with eared marble fireplace surround,
dado with fielded panels and corner cupboard with fielded
panelling, shaped shelves and round arch with keystone, doors with
2 or 4 fielded panels in moulded architraves. C19 stairs with
closed string and turned balusters. Attic has 3-bay roof with
kneed principals. A first floor window has name Mary Whitaker and
date 1789 scratched on a pane. The house was probably built for
William Whitaker of the prosperous clothier family.

Listing NGR: ST9153652475

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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