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Large's House, Blunsdon St Andrew

Description: Large's House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 318247

OS Grid Reference: SU1458491278
OS Grid Coordinates: 414584, 191278
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6201, -1.7907

Location: Front Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon SN26 7BJ

Locality: Blunsdon St Andrew
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN26 7BJ

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Listing Text


Lower Village
Broad Blunsdon
SU19 SW 4/88
Large's House



House, formerly Farmhouse. c 1697. Rubble walls, red brick quoins and
dressings rendered to front, generally colourwashed. Artificial stone
slate roof, brick stacks. Original building of 2-room plan, entered via
lobby behind right-hand gable stack, stair to front of stack, but main
door originally to centre of front elevation. Extended by 1 room to right,
and by 2 gabled blocks to rear, in C19. 2 1/2 storeys. 2 + 1 bays to front,
those to the left having sashes with glazing bars. Central door blocked,
now a window; door to right of centre,in place of window, entered via porch.
At right hand end of C17 block, two small oak framed windows with chamfered
mullions, formerly lighting stair, 2 lights to ground floor, and one to
first floor. Altered casement windows to C19 right hand bay. Two gabled
dormers, 3 chimneys, those to left late C17, the upper courses rebuilt C20.
Open fireplace to left-hand ground floor room has ornamented stone fire-back
dated 1697, reset but probably primary to the house. An interesting example
of the transition from C17 lobby entry to C18 central stair plans, the
facade being made symmetrical save for the small windows lighting the stair.


Lower Village
Broad Blunsdon
Large's House
SU 19 SW 4/88


Former farmhouse. Datestone 1769. Two and a half storeys rendered with ashlar
quoins and quoined dressings. Modern bradstone tile roof. Three brick chimneys,
2 with moulded capping. Two gabled dormers. Two+one bays, the 2 left hand
bays having glazing bar sashes. Central door, blocked, now a window, door with
trelliswork to right of centre. One range of altered casement windows in early
C19 right hand bay, 2 gabled extensions to rear (one had dormer with lead lattice
window). The date 1769 is on fireplace inside. Bread oven.

Listing NGR: SU1458491278

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Source: English Heritage

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