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Description: Beanacre Manor with Dairy
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 314377
OS Grid Reference: ST9008265734
OS Grid Coordinates: 390082, 165734
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3906, -2.1439
ST 96 NW MELKSHAM WITHOUT BEANACRE
2/160 Beanacre Manor with Dairy
Large house with attached dairy to rear left. Circa 1595 - 1600
house with late C17 dairy and late C18 attached flower room.
Rubble stone with ashlar porch, stone slate roof with saddle backed
coping and paired ashlar stacks. E-plan with projecting gables
either side added slightly after central body of house built, and
cutting twin gabled stair turrets to rear. 2 storey symmetrical 5
window front. Central projecting gabled, 2 storey porch has
Renaissance door surround and 3-light hollow chamfered mullion
window over. Porch added slightly after central range. To left
and right of porch is one 4-light hollow chamfered mullion with
drip mould. Projecting wings on either side have 4-light
mullioned windows with king mullions and drip moulds, to ground and
first floor. Relieving arches over both. One 2-light mullioned
window with drip mould in attic gable. First floor of central
range has one 3-light mullioned window to either side of porch.
2-light mullioned windows on returns of porch and gables. Rear
has same projecting wings to sides, which partly cut twin 3
storeyed stair turrets, having 1-light, and 2-light mullioned
windows above, To right of central range is single unit flower
room in Bath stone, of late C18. To left is C20 4-light mullioned
window lighting hall. 2 dormers inserted in attic.
Interior: stone-flagged entrance hall has early C18 bolection
moulded fireplace. Dining room in left wing has mid C18
panelling, said to be from Corsham Court. Doors are C17, one
having carved entablature with Corinthian columns and carved heads
to frieze. Large stone fireplace has naive carvings of fishes and
animals, with moulded panels and cornice. Parlour in right wing
has large fireplace interlaced arcading motif to frieze and fluted
columns either side. Late C18 flower room has barrel vaulted
ceiling. Twin spiral staircases to rear have solid oak winders
and continuous newel in 2 sections. Bedrooms with bolection
moulded fireplaces. Attached late C17 dairy to rear left is
rubble stone with stone slate roof. Single storey with attic,
ground floor window is 3-light ovolo mullioned and above is 2-light
both with drip moulds. Interior is open to roof. Originally
separated from house, but connected by early C20 wing.
(Country Life, 4 Dec. 1937, by Arthur Oswald).
Listing NGR: ST9008165737
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Source: English Heritage
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