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Kingsdown House, Box

Description: Kingsdown House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317045

OS Grid Reference: ST8172467783
OS Grid Coordinates: 381724, 167783
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4088, -2.2641

Location: Prospect, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8AX

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

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Listing Text


Nos 1 and 2 Kingsdown House
(formerly listed as Kingsdown House

20 12 60


House, former lunatic asylum, early C18 and C19, ashlar with slate
roofs. No 1 is early C18 with coped gables and end wall stacks.
Three-storey, 3-window formal front. with channelled angle
pilasters, moulded string courses and cornice breaking forward at
pilasters, parapet and corner urns. Segmental headed 12-pane
sashes in raised bead-moulded surrounds with keystones, those to
ground and first floor with cornices over keystones where string
course breaks forward. Central raised moulded segmental headed
doorcase set in early C19 ashlar Corinthian columned porch. Over
centre parapet, segmental pedimented clock gable with channelled
pilasters and ball finial, probably C19. To each side, 2-storey,
one window range wings with early C19 unmoulded 12-pane sashes
above, door below to right and window below to left in early C18
raised moulded surround. Centre rear projection with hipped roof,
hipped dormer and 2-storey, 2-window range, upper bead-moulded
flush surrounds to windows. No 2, to right of No 1, is C19 ashlar
2-storey, 3-window range with moulded string course, moulded
cornice and parapet. Plate glass sashes. Kingsdown House was fi
private asylum certainly from the C18, but in evidence to a
parliamentary select committee of 1815-16 it was stated to have
been in existence for 200 years. (W.Parry Jones. The Trade in
Lunacy 1972) -

Listing NGR: ST8172467783

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Source: English Heritage

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