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Description: The Fox Talbot Museum and Abbey Lodge and Entrance Gates
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315538
OS Grid Reference: ST9174568405
OS Grid Coordinates: 391745, 168405
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4146, -2.1201
LACOCK HIGH STREET
4/103 The Fox-Talbot Museum and
Abbey Lodge and entrance
gates (formerly listed as
20.12.60 Lodge and Barn at Abbey
Barn, C16 with house inserted at east end in early C20 and remainder
converted to museum of photography 1975. Rubble stone with stone
slate roof and coped gables. South side, to road, has one blocked
Tudor-arched upper opening and two C19 doorways to museum. House
at right end has 2-storey, 2-window range of 2-light mullion
windows. North side has 2 lean-to cart entries. Two-light hollow-
moulded mullion window by right cart entry.
Interior of museum has fine 9½ bay roof of tie-beam trusses with
king-posts and collar pieces tenoned into king-posts each side, an
unusual truss form also found at Lacock Abbey (q.v.). Interior of
house not inspected. Attached low screen wall with ball-finials to
piers and C19 iron gates. Old photographs show considerable
alteration to road front which had buttresses, 2 elliptical-arched
cart-entries and applied Gothick tracery on west end wall. Said to
have been built as stable by Sir W. Sharington of Lacock Abbey in
Listing NGR: ST9175968400
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Source: English Heritage
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