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Ashley House, Box

Description: Ashley House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316859

OS Grid Reference: ST8064067756
OS Grid Coordinates: 380640, 167756
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4085, -2.2797

Location: A4, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8AN

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8AN

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Listing Text


2/3 Ashley House
(formerly listed as West Ashley House
20 12 60 and East Ashley House)


House, now subdivided, c1840, ashlar with slate roofs and ashlar
stacks. One storey and attic with large basement storey to south
front. Asymmetrical classical villa with principal fronts to west
and south. Heavy classical to Italianate detail. Basement has
channelled rustication with large torus moulding over, main
features at right end of north and west fronts are framed in raised
rusticated quoin pilasters with moulded bases and caps. Moulded
cornice all around and moulded eaves cornice over attic. All
windows are 4-pane sashes, larger and with architrave frames to
principal floor. East entrance front has large scale pedimented
Roman Doric portico at right side, pilaster responds and arched
doorway with double doors and traceried fanlight. Small square
dome over. Return on north front has arched recess similar to front
door and attic window over. To right central 2-window range with
channelled basement and then pavilion, projecting with pilaster
quoins, applied pediment to attic and main floor window in
elaborated architrave with stone balcony on heavy brackets. Return
on west front has canted 3-storey bay to left one-window range
centre and right end projection with pilaster quoins and canted 3-
storey bay. Channelled basement to centre. South end wall stack.
To left of east front is service range, first 2-storey with
infilled elliptical carriage arch in rusticated walling flanked by
doors in flat porches. Attic floor over, then, running east,
single storey 4-window range of 12-pane sashes in architraves
breaking through a raised band. At east end, 2-storey pavilion
with hipped roof, recessed square upper window and advanced lower
floor with quoins, raised band and 12-pane sash breaking band.
Property is now divided into four, known as East Ashley House,
Lawnwood, Ashley Groome and Ashley Mews.

Listing NGR: ST8064067756

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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