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Heywood House, Heywood

Description: Heywood House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 313828

OS Grid Reference: ST8758253461
OS Grid Coordinates: 387582, 153461
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2802, -2.1794

Locality: Heywood
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 4NA

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Listing Text

ST 85 SE
(north side)
4/189 Heywood House
Country house, now offices. 1837 on site of earlier house by
Harvey Eginton of Worcester for H.G.G. Ludlow. Limestone ashlar,
Welsh slate roof with octagonal ashlar stacks. Jacobean style in
E-plan. Two-storey and attics, 5-window front. Central 2-storey
porch with Tudor-arched openings and hoodmoulds, first floor oriel
with open parapet, shaped gable, unusual free-standing octagonal
'minarets' and square clock tower behind gable, bays either side
have 6-light mullioned and transomed casements to ground and first
floors, flanking wings have 2-storey canted bays with 4-light
mullioned and transom windows with open parapet, 3-light attic
mullioned windows in shaped gables with corner stacks. Right
return has square porch, various ovolo-moulded mullioned casements,
group of four large stacks to left. Left return has large
external stack with offsets, similar windows. Rear has single-
storey service range to left matched by single-storey billiard room
to right, linked to main range by corridor with Tudor-arched
doorway and cross windows with leaded lights, west end of billiard
room has ribbed doors and 3-light Tudor arched window, front has
mullioned and transomed windows. Centre of main range to rear has
gabled stair turret with oriel window, cross windows either side,
shaped attic gables.
Interior: Plaque recording building of house inside porch. Fine
interior retains high quality original fittings; large central
hall with C17-style stone fireplace with strapwork overmantel and
Doric columns to entablature, rib-panelled ceiling, Tudor-arched
opening with cusped spandrels leading to rear stair hall - early
C18 style open-well stairs with barleysugar balusters, carved tread
ends, with ribbed ceiling. South west room has good gilded
strapwork-decorated plaster ceiling and matching fitted cupboards.
Former dining room in south east corner has reset C17 panelling
with strapwork carving. Billiard room has 5-bay arch-braced
collar truss roof. Good joinery throughout house; 8-panelled
doors in moulded architraves with attached shafts to ground floor,
some Tudor-arched doors with cusped panels. Back stairs in C18-
style slightly altered to accommodate fire precautions.
Conservatory attached to left, timber and cast-iron on ashlar
plinth with missing glazing, cast-iron ridge cresting to hipped
(The Builder, 1849, Vol 101)

Listing NGR: ST8758253461

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Source: English Heritage

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