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Bolehyde Manor, Chippenham Without

Description: Bolehyde Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 317298

OS Grid Reference: ST8926375620
OS Grid Coordinates: 389263, 175620
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4794, -2.1560

Location: Chippenham Without, Wiltshire SN14 6LW

Locality: Chippenham Without
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6LW

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Listing Text

ST 87 NE
3/206 Bolehyde Manor
(formerly listed as Bulidge House
under Kington St. Michael C.P.)


Large house, Mid C17 with earlier origins. Rubble stone, ashlar
dressings and porch front, stone-tiled roofs. L-plan main range,
mid C17, in front of lower rear range, possibly C16. Two-and-a-
half storeys to main range, 2 to rear. Main range, south front:
end wall stacks, west end chimney gable with rebuilt stack, east
end paired ashlar stacks. 3 gable front with stone-mullion
windows, recessed hallow-moulded with hoodmoulds and relieving
arches over ground and first floor windows. Surrounds much
restored or renewed early C20. 2-light windows to attic, 4-light
to main floors. To right of centre gable fine later C17 ashlar
fronted 2-storey projecting porch with top balustrade and 2 corner
busts, 3-light upper window with hood and fine bolection-moulded
doorway with cornice strip over. Inner doorway chamfered with
Tudor-arched head. Studded plank door. At east end one window
range addition with east end stack and renewed 2-light and 3-light
windows with hoods. Rear north side has large gable with 2-light
window and hood, first floor 3-light with hood and 2-light with
dripstone. Ground floor door in fine late C17 moulded doorcase
with hood on brackets, large 2-light unmoulded window with leaded
fixed lights and single-light ovolo-moulded window to right. At
left end, both floors, tiny light. At west end, rear wing with
west gable, 2-light attic and 3-light first floor windows with
hoodmoulds, C20 ground floor window and short range to left
connecting to rear range. East side has long catslide roof, large
C20 dormer and C20 ground floor. Rear range, running west-east
has end wall stacks and outside north wall stack with stone set-
offs and brick shaft. East end openings to courtyard C20, west
end projects beyond line of main house with 2-storey south front, 2
window range of plain 2-light mullion windows with small-paned
casements, door and narrow 2-light window over, probably early C19.
Interior: fine later C17 stair with closed string and scrolled
applied brackets, square newels and balusters, panelled with
moulded newel caps and rail. Heavy chamfered beams. Renewed
east end Tudor-arched fireplace. West end original Tudor-arched
moulded fireplace with shield spandrels. Panelled north wall to
north west wing. (Country Life: 10 and 17.9.1949.)

Listing NGR: ST8926075627

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Source: English Heritage

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