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The Mansion House (Corsham Youth Centre), Corsham

Description: The Mansion House (Corsham Youth Centre)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315355

OS Grid Reference: ST8706570260
OS Grid Coordinates: 387065, 170260
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4312, -2.1874

Location: B3353, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9BL

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

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Listing Text

ST 87 70
(south side)
The Mansion House (Corsham
Youth Centre)
20.12.60 (Corsham Youth Centre with forecourt
walls Mansion House)

House, c1720 altered 1897 by H. Brakspear, ashlar with hipped
stone-tiled roof and 2 central ashlar stacks. Two storeys and
attic, 5-window range, square plan main house with formal north
front. Raised plinth, moulded cornice over ground floor, modillion
cornice and parapet with 5 short sections of balustrade.
Channelled quoin pilasters. Windows in architraves with fielded
apron panels, C19 plate-glass sashes. Central 8-panel double doors
in architrave with scrolled pediment on brackets. Semi-circular
steps up. Three dormers with alternating pediments. Similar
dormers to east and west side, east side has large projecting bay
dated 1897. Garden front appears largely C19 apart from quoin
pilasters and piers over. Arched doorway with carved arms and
dates 1721 and 1897. Attached to west is service wing in 3
sections, 'L'-plan. First range is early C18, 3-storey and attic
with coped west gable and end stacks, 3 hipped dormers and 6-window
range, originally of 2-light flush cyma-moulded mullion windows,
but 4 on first floor replaced by C19 twelve-pane sashes. Moulded
timber eaves, flush quoins and dripcourses. Ground floor has C19
glazed corridor in front with 2 ashlar porches, but original
details survive within. Second section, at right angles is single-
storey room with large bay window, dated 1900 on north stack.
Beyond is 2-storey, 4-window stable, dated RNS 1723 for R and S.
Neale. Coped gables, end stacks, door in ashlar surround with
cornice, ashlar carried up framing datestone and decorative keyed
oval upper window. Rubble stone each side, originally rendered,
one-window range to right, 2 to left, of 2-light mullion windows,
possibly C19. One window is in blocked elliptical arched opening.
Interior: much fine fielded panelling, including completely
panelled rooms to north-west on each floor, panelled hall arch and
paired arches on landing. Stair has surviving panelled dado and
carved brackets to treads but balustrade has been removed. North-
west rooms each floor have panelling, upper room with bolection-
moulded fireplace.

Listing NGR: ST8706570260

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Source: English Heritage

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