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Description: Beechfield House
Date Listed: 5 June 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 314392
OS Grid Reference: ST9034065664
OS Grid Coordinates: 390340, 165664
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3899, -2.1402
ST 96 NW MELKSHAM WITHOUT BEANACRE
2/175 Beechfield House
Large house, now hotel. Circa 1870. For Richard Keevil.
Ashlar with rusticated quoins. Welsh slate hipped roof.
Italianate square house with 3-windowed service wing to rear. 2-
storey symmetrical 3-window front. Central rusticated porch has
segmental pediment with carved tympanum. Semi-circular headed door
and side windows have carved keystones and pilasters with capitals.
Triple light sashes to either side have pediment with carved
tympanum, over decorative panel. Windows have semi-circular heads
and keystone and are separated by columns with carved capitals.
String course. First floor windows similar, but with triple light
over porch and 2-light to sides, all having round arched hood
moulds with terminals and keystone. Rusticated centre has
pediment over; open pediments to either side window. Dentile
cornice. Window treatment of left and right returns similar; left
return has 4-light canted bay with segmental pediment, and 4
grouped narrow sashes beneath pediment with cornice and finials,
over. Right return includes rusticated chimney breast and first
floor balcony with balustrade. Plain 3 storey, 3 window service
wing to rear.
Interior: Entrance hall has round arched openings with keys and
imposts, to rooms. Central open-well stair. Moulded cornices
and friezes and ribbed patterned ceiling to front right room.
Particularly notable is painted glass in windows above porch,
comprising 6 oval panels depicting rural scenes, and in door panels
and surround of right return entrance and front door, of floral and
House built for a local gentleman farmer, Richard Keevil whose
initials are carved in the pediment over the canted bay to left.
(Kelly's Directory 1872).
Listing NGR: ST9034265665
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Source: English Heritage
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