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Porch House, Corsham

Description: Porch House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315236

OS Grid Reference: ST8722170475
OS Grid Coordinates: 387221, 170475
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4331, -2.1852

Location: High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0EZ

Locality: Corsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 0EZ

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Listing Text

ST 8770
(west side)
5/209 No 33 and Porch House
(formerly listed as 2 separate items)

Two houses, now doctors surgery, house to left late C17, house to
right, Porch House, is refronted to right, with porch addition, in
later C18 with early C19 matching addition to left. House to left
is roughcast rubble stone, stone tiled roof with slate verges,
coped south gable, ridge stack and south end stack, 2½ storeys and
2-window range. Two coped dormer gables, one windowless, one with
2-light mullion window and hoodmould. Two first floor 3-light
mullion windows with hoodmoulds. Leaded lights to gable and first
floor windows. Ground floor 4-light mullion window with hoodmould
to left and 6-panel half-glazed door with side-lights to right.
All mullion windows are recessed ovolo-moulded. Flush quoins at
south-east angle. Parallel rear range with coped south gable,
south end stack, upper 12-pane sash and former door with dripstone
over, now window to south end wall. Rear wall is roughcast, one
window range to right, ashlar canted bay with parapet to left.
From south-west corner runs rubble stone wall, coped, ramped up to
2 ashlar corniced gatepiers with raised gatestops, scroll-capped.
Porch House, to right, is roughly symmetrical but of 2, possibly 3
builds. Two storey and attic, 5-window range with projecting
centre porch bay. Twelve-pane sashes throughout. Left side,
c1820-30, is ashlar fronted with raised plinth, band, south end
angle strip, moulded cornice and parapet. Mansard slate roof with
coped gables, north end stack and one dormer. Centre porch bay,
c1760-70 is part ashlar with moulded cornice and parapet, first
floor sashes to front and sides, all in moulded architraves and
ground floor moulded flush doorcase with iron gate in Roman Doric
columned and pedimented surround. Panelled seats and 6-panel door
in timber architrave within porch. Right side, apparently
remodelled to match porch bay is rendered with band applied in
timber, moulded ashlar cornice and parapet, coped north gable,
north end stack and one dormer. Windows unmoulded as on early C19
range. Spearhead iron railings in front. Rear has 12-pane
sashes and one 16-pane stair light to early C19 range.

Listing NGR: ST8721770471

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Source: English Heritage

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