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Bratton House, Bratton

Description: Bratton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313673

OS Grid Reference: ST9161852513
OS Grid Coordinates: 391618, 152513
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2717, -2.1215

Location: B3098, Bratton, Wiltshire BA13 4RN

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

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Listing Text

ST 9152
(north side)
11/36 Bratton House
Detached house. Date 1715 on rainwater heads, for Philip Ballard,
enlarged 1826 for Seagram family and altered 1915, 1930s. Rendered
brick with stone quoins, lead roof to C18 range, hipped. Welsh slate
to C19 build, rendered stacks. Rectangular plan with two rear
wings. Three-storey, 7-window front; central 3 bays break
forward. Central half-glazed door, up semi-circular stone steps,
in moulded architrave with broken pediment containing Ballard
crest, narrow flanking sashes, to side are two 18-pane sashes in
moulded architraves with dripstones. First floor has 18-pane and
narrow 12-pane sashes to centre with two 18-pane sashes to sides.
Second floor has 12-pane and narrow 8-pane to centre, 12-pane
sashes to sides. Moulded eaves cornice to balustraded parapet,
lead rain water goods and heads with date 1715 and initials PBS and
IBA. Right return has half-glazed central door up semi-circular
steps with large segmental hood on brackets, two 18-pane sashes
either side, five to first floor and five 12-pane sashes to second
floor. To right is 1826 library with 12-pane sashes to lower
ground floor, large 12-pane and tripartite sashes to upper ground
floor, early C20 second floor has three sashes, balustraded parapet
as front. Left return has half-glazed door in bolection-moulded
surround with shell hood, two sashes either side, five 18-pane
sashes to first floor, 12-pane sashes to second floor, basement
has blocked bolection-moulded doorway and mullioned casements.
Rear ranges have small sashes to lower ground floor and first
floor, large tripartite 15-pane sash to right and 24-pane sash to
main floor of library to left, rainwater head with initials
BFS/1826 (Frowde Seagram), deep eaves to right range.
Interior has fine stair hall with fielded panelling, bolection-
moulded fireplace, wide elliptical arch, stairs have 3 turned or
twisted balusters to open string treads with carved ends, wide
swept handrail. Small sitting room to right of entrance has
fielded panelling, moulded cornices and marble fireplace. Library
of 1826 has modillioned cornice, reset Italian fireplace with
classical scene on frieze, bookcases by Norman Evill c1930. Doors
with 6 fielded panels, back stairs have 2 turned balusters per
tread. Bedroom in Regency range with 1930s fittings by Mrs. Bowes-
(Country Life, August 5, 1971)

Listing NGR: ST9161852513

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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