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Easton House, Corsham

Description: Easton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315160

OS Grid Reference: ST8900070440
OS Grid Coordinates: 389000, 170440
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4329, -2.1596

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9QD

Locality: Corsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 9QD

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Listing Text

ST 87 SE
1/133 Easton House
(formerly listed as Easton Farmhouse)

House, C16 origins, mostly late C17 and C18, ashlar and rubble
stone with stone tiled roofs. Main range is ashlar-fronted 2
storeys and attic, 'T'-plan apparently late C17 altered in early
C18 and front altered again in mid C18. Large outside end-wall
stacks with diagonal paired shafts, moulded copings, flush quoins.
Front is regular 5-window range with moulded plinth, band and
moulded cornice, 12-pane sashes in plain raised surrounds with
moulded sills. Six-panel central door in Roman Doric columned
doorcase with dentilled pediment. East end wall and rear wing east
side have plinth carried around and smaller cornice moulding. End
wall has 2 upper blank windows in bolection-moulded surrounds with
moulded sills and 2 ground floor blank recessed cyma-moulded
mullion-and-transom windows. Rear return has similar upper and
lower blank windows with dripcourse, carried along east side of
rear wing, which has 2 upper 12-pane sashes in similar bolection
surrounds, one ground floor similar mullion-and-transom window and
6-panel door in large bolection-moulded doorcase wth cornice. Rear
of main house west of wing has one-window range of similar blank
mullion-and-transom windows, both with hoodmoulds. West side of
wing has similar windows, with hoodmoulds, 2 to first floor, one at
half level and one blank to ground floor to right of 6-panel door
in chamfered surround with hoodmould. 'T'-plan lower rear wing,
possibly C16 altered C17 and C18. East side has one-window range
of mullion windows, 3-light recessed cyma-moulded with hoodmould
below, 2-light flush cyma-moulded above. Return has large east end
outside stack, first floor 2-light mullion window to left and small
gable over 16-pane sash to right with 2-light mullion window and
hoodmould below. West side has upper 2-light window and return to
west with coped gable and end stack, south front remodelled in
early C18 with 6-panel door in raised moulded surround and hood on
brackets to right and sash in raised moulded surround to left.
Rear has mullion windows.
Interior: fielded panelling, panelled doors to front rooms with
C18 fireplaces. Rear wing has fine early C18 stair with moulded
rail and twisted balusters. Fielded panelled dado. One fireplace
in ground floor south-east room apparently a reused c1760 overdoor
from Corsham Court (q.v.). Rear wing has heavy beamed 4-panel
ceiling, 2 scratch moulded doors and some early C18 panelling in
centre room, large moulded Tudor-arched east end fireplace and
exceptional early C18 panelled room with shell niche and marble
fireplace to west.

Listing NGR: ST8898770439

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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