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Description: Southwick Court Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 314601
OS Grid Reference: ST8451155808
OS Grid Coordinates: 384511, 155808
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3012, -2.2235
ST 85 NW SOUTHWICK FROME ROAD
(off south side)
6/155 Southwick Court Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C16 and C17. Rubble stone, dressed limestone. and
English garden wall bond brick, stone slate roof with coped verges
and lateral or axial stone and brick stacks. L-plan. Two-storey,
6-window north west front has five recessed chamfered cross windows
and bull's eye in possible former doorway with string course
carried over, first floor has five 2-light mullioned casements,
the right three with one hoodmould, bull's eye over ground floor
bull's eye and single-light casement to left, attic gable of wing
to right has 2-light mullioned casement with hoodmould. Right
return has C20 casement and small leaded casements to brick left
hand part, large external lateral stone and brick stack with
offsets to right, single-light casement to right, hipped attic
dormer with 2-light casement. Left return with attached gatehouse
(q.v.) has blocked doorway. Rear, garden front has double planked
doors in moulded square-headed architrave to left of centre,
single-light moulded casement to left and three 2-light mullioned
casements to right, single-light, bull's eye and three mullioned
casements to first floor, four grouped stacks opposite doorway.
Wing projecting to left has 4-light mullioned and transomed
casements, C19 insertions, to gable end and ground floor of right
return, 3-light mullioned casement to first floor of return and
single-light attic casement to gable end, said to have datestones
inscribed 1567/W.B. (Walter Bush) and 1693/S.W.L. Interior not
accessible at time of survey (June 1987), but said to have remains
of timber-framing in wing dating from late C16, some reused smoke-
blackened roof timbers, several Tudor-arched stone fireplaces and
late C17 staircase. House on moated site and probably a C16 and
C17 rebuilding of an earlier house of considerable importance, a
chapel dedicated to St John the Baptist was pulled down in 1839.
Owned by the Stafford family in C14, Willoughby family of Brook
Hall (q.v. North Bradley) in C15. Longs of Whaddon owned the house
in late C17 until late C19.
(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8; Wiltshire, Archaeological Magazine, Vol
14, 1872; Wiltshire County Council)
Listing NGR: ST8451155808
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Source: English Heritage
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