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Description: Bowden Hill House
Date Listed: 7 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 315455
OS Grid Reference: ST9391967569
OS Grid Coordinates: 393919, 167569
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4071, -2.0888
LACOCK BOWDEN HILL
ST 96 NW
3/22 Bowden Hill House
Country House, c1850-60, squared ironstone with ashlar dressings,
Bridgwater tile roofs and shaped ashlar stacks. Two storeys and
attic, Jacobean style with coped shaped gables and mullion-and-
transom windows. Main front has 3 gables, each with 2-light
mullion window. Parapet between. Main floors have 2-storey
crenellated canted bay of 1-3-1 light windows each side, a single
4-light ground floor centre window and 2-light, 3-light and 2-light
windows to first floor centre. Continuous moulded courses over
each floor. Five-shaft rear stack to left, 5-shaft cross-axial
stack on ridge. End gables are similar, but right end has single
storey projection, part of a demolished range. Two rear wings
each with shaped end gables. North west rear wing has shaped
gable on west side and projecting flat-roofed enclosed porch in
angle behind main range.
Interior not inspected.
House was probably built for H. A. Merewether Q.C. (d 1877) and was
owned by H. Harris in 1880s.
(Wiltshire at Opening of XX Century, 1906 17)
Listing NGR: ST9391967569
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Source: English Heritage
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