Description: 403 and 404
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 314426
OS Grid Reference: ST9142962816
OS Grid Coordinates: 391429, 162816
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3643, -2.1245
ST 96 SW MELKSHAM WITHOUT THE SPA, MELKSHAM
4/209 Nos 403 and 404
Pair of attached houses. Early C19. Ashlar front and sides,
rubblestone to rear, Welsh slate hipped roof with central stone and
brick stacks. 4 storeys, 4 windows. Entrance doors to left and
right are up stone steps to first floor rusticated porches. No 403
has C20 door below fanlight, No. 404 has 6-fielded-panelled double
doors with fanlight. Basement has two 8-pane sashes and French
windows. First floor is rusticated with four 8-pane sashes in
semi-elliptical arched panels. Plat band with key decoration to
second floor, four tall 8-pane sashes with wrought iron balconies.
Third floor has smaller 8-pane sashes, second and third floor
windows are separated by grooved pilasters carried up to cornice,
with panelled frieze below. Blocking course. Left and right
returns have blind windows to second and third floors and
rusticated blind semi-circular arches to first floor of porch.
Interior of No 403 not inspected; No 404 interior has grooved door
cases and second floor drawing room with plaster cornice and marble
fireplace; large 6-panelled double doors link rear and front rooms.
First floor rooms have less elaborate plaster cornices. No 404 has
2 storey gabled mid C19 wing to rear, with two sashes. 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: ST9142962816
Source: English Heritage
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