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Description: Mr Bevirs's Office
Date Listed: 17 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 316832
OS Grid Reference: SU0673782543
OS Grid Coordinates: 406737, 182543
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5418, -1.9042
SU 08 SE WOOTTON BASSETT HIGH STREET
(south east side)
No. 141 (Mr Bevirs's Office)
House, now offices. 1700/03 for James Long, solicitor. Ashlar
limestone, tiled roof with 2 hipped dormers. 2 storey with
cellar and attic. 3 structural bays, 2 gable stacks to rear.
Central stair hall with flanking reception rooms and lower rear
service rooms. Stone rear wing on left.
Facade: 7 window bays, 3 centre broken forward with rounded gable.
Even quoins and panelled parapet. Central door up 2 steps, shell
canopy on consoles, 6-panelled door. Windows tall 8-pane sashes
with old glass in moulded architraves and flat cornices. Bolection
moulded architraves to door and side wings with pulvinus and
cornices. Central first floor window with round head and archivolt
with abaci and key; similar window to attic above within
semicircular gable. Lead rainwater pipes. Brick rear facade with
C20 timber windows.
Interior: Square hall with good well stair towards rear, having
alternating turned and tightly twisted balusters. Secondary stair
in rear of left space also 1700 with heavy handrail and turned
balusters. Full fielded oak panelling to front ground floor rooms
and upper left room, all with panelled window reveals. Panelled
doors and brass hinges. Early C19 marble fireplaces. Section
similar panelling to entrance hall, and shutters. Upper floor
right room with painted panelling to rear wall only.
Building was once Capital and County Bank.
Listing NGR: SU0673782543
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Source: English Heritage
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