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Description: Alexander House
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315231
OS Grid Reference: ST8720170389
OS Grid Coordinates: 387201, 170389
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4324, -2.1855
CORSHAM HIGH STREET
5/204 No 19 (Alexander House)
(formerly listed as Alexander House)
House, early C18, ashlar fronted with stone tiled roofs and end
wall stacks to main range. Formal 3-storey, 5-window tall front
with channelled angle pilasters, raised plinth, moulded courses
over ground and first floors, moulded cornice, all broken forward
at pilasters, and top parapet with angle piers and 5 fielded
panels. All windows in raised bead-moulded surrounds with
keystones and fielded apron panels. Attic 4-pane windows, first
floor and ground floor 8-pane windows in segmental-headed
surrounds. Former centre door, now 8-pane window, has similar
segmental-headed surround but with carving to keystone and
spandrels and ornamented frieze under hood on carved brackets.
Rendered south wall. Large 3-storey range to rear, rendered with
3 coped dormer gables. First bay has 2 superimposed long stair-
lights, segmental-headed with keystones and hoodmoulds over
projecting porch, 2 dormer gables beyond have 2-light flush cyma-
moulded windows with hoodmoulds over first floor 3-light, single
light and 3-light similar mullion windows under single hoodmould
and ground floor C20 windows. Cross range at west end, rubble
stone with paired south end stacks. Flush cyma-moulded mullion
windows, 3-light to first floor and 4-light to ground floor on west
side, altered 2-light to north end attic, all with hoodmoulds.
West side has first floor door. In angle between front range and
main rear wing is long early C19 block with hipped roof and very
large west end first floor 24-pane window. West end of main rear
wing has raised bead-moulded doorcase with hood on carved brackets
and 6-panel door.
Interior: front range has original panelled shutters and rear
staircase with twisted balusters and panelled dado.
Listing NGR: ST8719670392
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Source: English Heritage
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