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Baynton House, Coulston

Description: Baynton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313772

OS Grid Reference: ST9513453859
OS Grid Coordinates: 395134, 153859
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2839, -2.0711

Location: Coulston, Wiltshire BA13 4NY

Locality: Coulston
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 4NY

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Listing Text

ST 95 SE
(south side)
6/134 Baynton House
Country house. Early C17, rebuilt 1780s by William Evelyn and
extended and refronted in 1797 by William Long. Rendered brick,
hipped Welsh slate roof, brick and stone stacks with moulded
cappings. U plan. Two-storey, 7-window east front. Six-panelled
door with transom light in Tuscan porch to right of centre, 12-pane
sash and tripartite sash to right, three sashes and one tripartite
sash to left. First floor has seven sashes, all sashes are in
moulded stone architraves, stone modillioned cornice and plain
blocking course, chamfered stone quoins and 2 bays to left all date
from 1797. Left return, garden front, has central glazed door with
pediment on fluted columns, tripartite 15-pane sash either side,
central 12-pane sash flanked by tripartite sash to first floor,
lead rainwater heads with initials W W and dated 1797, cornice and
quoins. Right return has attached C20 flat roofed services,
single-storey range with casements. Rear has 12-pane sashes and
tripartite sashes to ground and first floor, around three sides of
Interior: Entrance hall with C17 wainscot panelling with strapwork
frieze, possibly reset, 6-panelled doors with cocks head hinges,
chamfered cross beams with stepped stops; C18 stairs with two
turned balusters per tread, moulded wreathed handrail. C17 stairs
from first to attic floor has carved square balusters and very wide
moulded handrail, possibly reset. C18 part of house, including
1797 south wing has 6-panelled doors in panelled reveals, Adam-
style fireplaces with cast-iron grates, decorated plaster ceiling
friezes and window shutters. Library fireplace has wooden surround
with scrolled frieze and fluted columns. House set in park land
with lake. Renamed Baynton House in 1790s by Willam Long who moved
here from the destroyed Baynton House in Edington.
(V.C.H., Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST9513453859

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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