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West Foscote House, Grittleton

Description: West Foscote House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 315869

OS Grid Reference: ST8533278911
OS Grid Coordinates: 385332, 178911
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5089, -2.2127

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

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Listing Text


ST 87 NE

7/58 West Foscote House


Estate farmhouse, 1850 by J. Thomson for J. Neeld of Grittleton.
Squared rubble stone with barge boarded stone slate eaves roof and
ridge domed lantern. Two ridge stacks. Two storeys, 5-window
range. Flush quoins, moulded band and front of four principal
barge boarded gables and small centre gablet. Small-paned 2-light
long-mullion ground floor windows and centre door in open
triangular stone-slated porch with single column and arch each
side. First floor has small 2-light window over door and four
triangular oriels on curving brackets. Small-paned casements and
stone slate roofs. Centre lantern is ashlar with square base, the
front with circular sundial and plaque below inscribed 'Loyalty
ever is the same / Whether it win or lose the game / True as the
dial to the sun / Although it be not shin'd upon'. Above is bell-
stage gabled and with open shafted arch each face. Front has
shield inscribed I.N., rear shield marked 1850. Leaded dome with
vane. North east rear wing, half-hipped each end and with west
side lean-to. Rear of main range has a C20 extension, original 2-
light windows and one ground floor triangular bay. Attached range
of stalls behind are listed with Barn at West Foscote Farm (q.v.).
With West Sevington Farm (q.v.) and Lanhill Farm, Chippenham
Without C.P. one of the most elaborate of the estate farms of the
Grittleton estate.

Listing NGR: ST8533278911

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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