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399 and 400, Melksham Without

Description: 399 and 400

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 314424

OS Grid Reference: ST9138962846
OS Grid Coordinates: 391389, 162846
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3646, -2.1251

Locality: Melksham Without
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN12 6QL

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Listing Text

(east side)

4/207 Nos 399 and 400


Pair of attached houses. Early C19. Ashlar front and sides;
rubblestone to rear, Welsh slate hipped roof, ashlar and brick
stacks. 4 storeys, 4 windows. Entrance doors are to left and
right, up stone and brick steps to first floor, rusticated flat-
roofed porches with semi-circular headed doorways, fanlights and 6
fielded panelled double doors. Entrance to No 399 has wrought iron
porch and canopy in addition to stone porch. Basement has two 8-
pane sashes and French windows; missing to No 399 and C20 to No
400. First floor is rusticated with four 8-pane sashes in semi-
elliptical panels. Plat band with key pattern to second floor,
four tall 8-pane sashes with wrought iron balconies. Third floor
has four smaller 8-pane sashes, windows of second and third floors
are separated by grooved pilasters carried up to cornice, panelled
frieze below. Blocking course. Left and right returns have blind
semi-circular rusticated arched windows to first floor of porch and
oculi to ground floor. Rear has four sashes with semi-circular
headed windows Lighting stairs.
Interior of No 400, (No 399 not inspected): Main feature is second
floor drawing room with large 6-panelled double doors in grooved
case, linking front and back of house; moulded plaster cornice and
high skirting boards. First -floor rooms have less elaborate
plaster cornice. Part of a spa development in Melksham of c1815
whose success was shortlived.
(Melksham Guide 1815; V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol. 7, 1953)

Listing NGR: ST9138962846

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Source: English Heritage

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