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Corsley House, Corsley

Description: Corsley House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313719

OS Grid Reference: ST8279045528
OS Grid Coordinates: 382790, 145528
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2087, -2.2477

Location: Deep Lane, Corsley, Wiltshire BA12 7QH

Locality: Corsley
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7QH

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Listing Text

ST 84 NW
(east side)
Corsley House
Detached house. Mid C18, rebuilt c1820 for Nathaniel Barton.
Limestone ashlar C19 range, coursed rubble stone C18 front, Welsh
slate hipped roof, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings. Greek
Revival. Two-storey, 5-window early C19 front. Central 3-panelled
door within portico with reeded columns and frieze with lion masks,
two 15-pane sashes either side. Plat band to first floor; five 12-
pane sashes. Pilasters with Greek key motif and stele carried up
to cornice and frieze to parapet with shallow pediment. Right
return has 2-storey bow with 15-pane sashes to ground floor and 12-
pane sashes to first floor, two tripartite sashes to right, first
floor has three segmental-headed sashes, pilasters as front. Left
return is C18 front with central planked door and flat stone hood
on brackets, 3-light mullioned and transomed casement either side,
additional one to left, first and second floors have three 3-light
mullioned and transomed windows and cross windows over door. Two-
storey service range to left in similar style with leaded mullioned
casements, balustraded parapet. Picturesque C19 cottage attached to
left has door with 4-fielded panels and 2-light casements with
wooden hoodmoulds, double gabled front with bargeboards. Rear has
12-pane sashes, C20 flat roofed extensions.
Interior: C18 range has lower ceilings, 6-panelled doors, window
shutters with fielded panels. C19 range has open well stairs with
cast-iron balustrade and moulded wreathed handrail in same style as
that at Sturford Mead (q.v.) diagonally laid marble hall floor.
Ground floor has 6-panelled doors in moulded architraves, moulded
plaster ceiling cornices, the dining room has shallow barrel
vaulted ceiling with moulded plaster ribs ornamented with animals,
Adam-style fireplace. First floor has plaster ceiling cornices,
doors in reeded architraves. Very likely that the same architect
designed the rebuilding of this house and the building of Sturford

Listing NGR: ST8279045528

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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