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Description: Nos 42 and 42a and Cottage to Rear of No 42
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315208
OS Grid Reference: ST8723470429
OS Grid Coordinates: 387234, 170429
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4327, -2.1850
CORSHAM HIGH STREET
5/181 Nos 42 and 42A and cottage to
rear of No 42
20.12.60 (formerly listed as Nos 42
and 44 as separate items)
House and shop, 1849, ashlar with slate roof, coped gables and end
wall stacks. Two storeys, 5-window range. Upper floor with
raised angle strips, moulded cornice, parapet and five 12-pane
sashes. Ground floor with 4 doors alternating with 3 plate glass
shop windows, doors with overlights and each framed in Doric
pilasters supporting a continuous frieze and moulded cornice.
Blank window to left of left door and additional pilaster, making 9
in all. Rear altered, originally 2-window range with upper 12-
pane sashes and ground floor tripartite 4-8-4 pane sashes.
Recessed section to right has stepped 12-pane sashes lighting
stair. House was grocery and drapery store of Spackman family
from early C19, rebuilt after destruction by fire 1849.
To rear south-east is C17 cottage, rubble stone with stone tiles,
coped east gable and end stack. Attic picturesque C19 dormer, 3-
light ovolo-moulded windows to first and ground floors with
hoodmould. East end door.
(Sharp & Tanner eds. A Corsham Boyhood: The Diary of H. Spackman,
Listing NGR: ST8723470429
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