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Shell Cottage, Monkton Farleigh

Description: Shell Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 314583

OS Grid Reference: ST8049665375
OS Grid Coordinates: 380496, 165375
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3871, -2.2817

Location: Farleigh Rise, Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire BA15 2QN

Locality: Monkton Farleigh
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 2QN

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Listing Text

(west side)

2/137 No 82 (Shell Cottage)


Detached cottage. Early C18, possibly a rebuilding of an earlier
cottage. Dressed limestone, stone slate roof with coped verges and
stone stacks. L-plan. Two-storey, 4-window front. Good door to
left of centre with 6 fielded panels in moulded architrave with
keystone, stone shell hood on carved brackets with mask volute
within, 12-pane sash in beaded architrave to left, two sashes with
original thick glazing bars to right, all in beaded stone
architraves. Moulded string course to first floor; two 12-pane
sashes to two centre bays, blind windows to sides, relief-carved
datestone: WMS / 1736 below cornice. Moulded cornice to plain
blocking course. Left return has 12-pane sash in beaded architrave
with cornice to ground floor, 8-pane first floor sash, oculus to
attic. Right return has 2-light casements to rear wing, rear wing
has inserted C20 casement and glazed door, left return of wing has
2-light casements and wood mullioned casements.
Interior: Front of house now one room with one moulded Tudor-
arched fireplace with cornice to left and C18 beaded stone
fireplace surround with imposts and curved corners to right, C18
shell cupboard with shaped shelves and fielded panelled doors to
lower part. Rear wing has deep chamfered beam, probably reset,
planked doors.

Listing NGR: ST8049665375

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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