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Rose and Unicorn House, Corsham

Description: Rose and Unicorn House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 315423

OS Grid Reference: ST8867270526
OS Grid Coordinates: 388672, 170526
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4336, -2.1643

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9QF

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

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Listing Text

ST 87 SE
1/395 No. 11 (Rose and Unicorn House)

House, C17 and C18, rubble stone with stone-tiled roof, ridge and
south end stacks and coped south gable. Two storeys, 'L'-plan.
West front 4-window range, formerly 2 cottages, coved eaves
cornice, 4 first floor 3-light recessed ovolo-moulded mullion
windows and hoodmoulds. Ground floor door to left with hood on
brackets, single light and 12-pane window in moulded surround, then
door in moulded architrave with pediment on brackets and two 3-
light mullion windows with hoodmoulds and relieving arches, one
ovolo-moulded, one recessed cyma-moulded. Rear has straight joint
between two sections. Left section has flush cornerstones, off-
centre curved stair tower with stone-tiled roof reaching into a
gable, one window range of 3-light windows to left, ovolo-moulded
above, recessed cyma-moulded with relieving arch below, both with
hoodmoulds, and, to right, 2-light ovolo-moulded window and
hoodmould over door with hood on brackets. Section to right has
one ground floor 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window and
hoodmould. Rear wing, probably C18, has south side door to left
and 2-window range of flush cyma-moulded 2-light windows with
dripstones. East end stack and bread oven.
Interior: north half of front range has south end massive timber-
lintel to Tudor-arched fireplace and chamfered spine beam. South
half has bolection-moulded stone fireplace with shelf and fielded
panelling to dado level. Walls here and above are stamped with
cross motif of central rose and four unicorns. Upstairs south end
Tudor-arched fireplace with fluted frieze and stone shelf. House
is said to date from 1648.

Listing NGR: ST8867270526

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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