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Foscote House, Grittleton

Description: Foscote House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315817

OS Grid Reference: ST8621879424
OS Grid Coordinates: 386218, 179424
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5136, -2.2000

Location: M4, Grittleton, Wiltshire SN14 6AD

Locality: Grittleton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6AD

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Listing Text


7/6 Foscote House


House, mid C17, rubble stone with stone slate roofs, coped gables
with ball-finials and diagonally-shafted ashlar stacks. 2½
storeys, square plan, with twin-gabled front and ovolo-moulded
mullion windows, hoodmoulds and relieving arches. Front has centre
door in moulded four-centred stone surround within mid C19 stone
porch, lean-to with front gable and depressed-arched entry.
Windows each side are 4-light with king mullion to ground floor, 3-
light to first floor and 2-light to attic. To east is added 2-
storey one-window range with 3-light window each floor and
hoodmoulds, the stonework suggesting that it is a C19 raising of
earlier single storey range. West front is gabled to left with
fenestration as on main front and wing to right has large 4-shaft
ridge stack and ball-finial to south gable. Similar 4-light to
ground floor and 3-light above. South end gable had similar
fenestration but ground floor window altered for C20 glazed doors.
To right a wing extends with coped east gable and south ground
floor 2-light, first floor 3-light and attic hipped dormer. An
added wing to east with east end stack has roof carried down low on
south front.
Interior: three good Tudor-arched moulded stone fireplaces to west
rooms, two to ground floor, one to first floor. During the C19 the
house was the Agent's house for Grittleton estate.

Listing NGR: ST8621879424

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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