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Description: The Old Balcony House
Date Listed: 12 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 318127
OS Grid Reference: ST8527885811
OS Grid Coordinates: 385278, 185811
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5710, -2.2138
SHERSTON HIGH STREET
8/130 No 31 (The Old Balcony
Row house. Probable mediaeval origin, rebuilt in the late C17 with
minor late C19 alterations. Squared and coursed dressed stone with
stone dressings and gabled stone slate roof with rear stone stack.
L-shaped plan. Three storeys and attic, 3-window street front.
Central 2-storey projecting porch with balcony which gives the
house its name. Windows to first floor and same level to porch are
ovolo-moulded cross-mullions with casements; 2-light mullions to
outer bays of upper floor with hoodmoulds and central tripartite
casement window giving onto balcony. Two glazed late C19 bays to
ground floor windows either side of porch. Porch has gabled hood
and plank door and 2 keyed oculi to light inner space on side
walls. Further plank door to side passage to right. Moulded
string courses above ground and first floor windows. Further 2-
light mullions to end walls at attic level and to rear range.
Interior. Original butt-purlin, collar beam roof structure to both
ranges and some C17 panelling to first floor passage. Queen Anne
is reputed to have slept in the balcony room in 1705 on her way to
Listing NGR: ST8527885811
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Source: English Heritage
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