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Rodbourne House, St Paul Malmesbury Without

Description: Rodbourne House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 315796

OS Grid Reference: ST9374883504
OS Grid Coordinates: 393748, 183504
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5504, -2.0915

Location: St Paul Malmesbury Without, Wiltshire SN16 0ES

Locality: St Paul Malmesbury Without
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 0ES

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Listing Text

WITHOUT (north side)

8/170 Rodbourne House


Detached house. Probable late C17-early C18 core with extensive
1859 additions and alterations (datestone on north-east tower)
carried out for Sir Hungerford Pollen. Squared and coursed rubble
with brick and stone dressings, ashlar copings and concrete tile
gabled roofs with tall triple stacks of brick and stone laid in
bands. Irregular plan with core ranges facing south and south-
west, C19 additions to north and north-east. North front of 2
elements: 4-storey tower with pyramidal roof to left of 3-storey
Cl9 section and earlier 2-storey and attic block to right with
advanced canted front. C19 section has ovolo-moulded cross-mullion
fenestration with tall 9-light windows to right of tower. Earlier
section to right has a 3-light French window to ground floor, a 16-
pane sash above and 2 gabled dormers; rusticated stone quoins.
Doorway to right of C19 section with part-glazed door. Interior:
inaccessible on resurvey but reputed to have a fine Arts and Crafts
staircase. The Hungerford Pollens were close associates of the
Pre-Raphaelites and the novelist William Thackeray is said to have
stopped here.

Listing NGR: ST9374883504

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Source: English Heritage

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