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Chalcot House, Dilton Marsh

Description: Chalcot House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313739

OS Grid Reference: ST8429448824
OS Grid Coordinates: 384294, 148824
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2384, -2.2263

Location: Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire BA13 4DF

Locality: Dilton Marsh
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 4DF

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Listing Text

ST 84 NW
(south side)
7/101 Chalcot House
Country house. Early C18, incorporating part of late C17 house,
late C18 and 1872 additions and alterations by J.P. St Aubyn for
the Phipps family. Flemish bond brick with stone dressings, stone
slate hipped roof with brick stacks. Three-storey, 5-bay south
front. Central half-glazed door with Ionic columns and pediment
and chanelled rusticated surround with lion's mask, two 12-pane
sashes to sides with alternate segmental and triangular pediments
over entablature and Ionic pilasters. First floor has two 12-pane
sashes flanking central semi-circular niche with urn, same
arrangement of pediments above entablature and Corinthian
pilasters. Second floor has 6-pane sashes flanking central panel
with swags and panels with swags to sides, egg and dart capitals to
pilasters, entablature below plain blocking course. Right return
has 12-pane sash and three large sashes to right, all with flat
arches and keystones, cast-iron rainwater heads with initials CPPHM
and date 1872, plat band to first floor; five sashes, blocking
course. Remains of truncated C19 service wing to right; former
dining room with large half-octagonal front with plate glass
sashes, now kitchen. Left return has two sashes to ground and
first floors, two 6-pane sashes to second floor, 2-storey C19 range
attached to left has canted bay to drawing room with French
windows, plate glass sashes to first floor. Rear remodelled during
1970s to provide entrance in half-octagonal porch with pilasters
and heraldic arms of Phipps family, central gabled wing with
Interior extensively refitted during alterations of 1871; stair
hall to rear containing stone stairs with cast-iron balustrade,
joinery and fireplaces throughout house. Late C18 stairs retained
from first floor to attics with turned balusters and moulded
mahogany handrail. Late C17 roof truss said to be retained in
attic partition wall. During 1970s extensive renovations by
Pentagram Design Partnership included the demolition of the
rambling 1870s service wing.
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury ; N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8429448824

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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