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Description: Burderop Park
Date Listed: 21 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318277
OS Grid Reference: SU1667480133
OS Grid Coordinates: 416674, 180133
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5199, -1.7611
5410 CHISELDON BURDEROP
SU 18 SE 11/140 21.1.55
Early-mid C17 house given a square plan and 3rd storey during the C18. Appears
to incorporate a courtyard plan.
Three storeys 4 and 5 bays. Cement-rendered with ashlar dressings and moulded
ashlar plinth. Hipped roofs. Cornice and parapet. Glazing bar sash windows
with moulded surrounds and keystones. Upper floor windows have square moulded
and eared surrounds. Central door to east with segmental pediment on consoles.
Garden front 3 bays. Ground floor windows with rusticated surrounds, triple
keystones and segmental pediments. Central doorway in similar surround with
triangular pediment, approached by steps with railings. First floor windows
with moulded surrounds and cornices on consoles; flanking lead rainwater pipes.
West front 4 bays. Two storey projecting crenellated bay (circa 1770) to right
of centre with 3 glazing bar sashes in 'Gibbs' surrounds. Central half glazed
door with ashlar band over. Projecting wing to north-west (item 11/141). Interior
mid-C18 features including main stair but room to left of entrance door has
C17 oak panelling and a simple ceiling decoration of the same date. The room
on the garden front to right and including the entrance door has an enriched
early C17 plaster ceiling with frieze, marble fireplace with eaved architrave
and open pediment with fruit etc and central panel with female face in relief;
this fireplace is placed over a mid-C17 Tudor arch type fireplace. One upstairs
room has painted coat of arms of William Calley dated 1663 over a fireplace.
Recent works have revealed painted decoration in a number of other rooms, especially
on the first floor, of mid-C17. The south-east first floor room in particular
includes animals and scenery and heads as capitals to painted pilasters. The
south-west room incorporates re-used strapwork carving in its masonry. This
room and the one to north of it have Jacobean-style panelling painted on the
wall, the latter has a Tudor arch fireplace with marbled sides, and painted
mantel and a painted allegorical scene on the over mantel. Also revealed are
a number of mid-C17 stopped ovolo-moulded square-headed door surrounds. Part
of a newel stair survives in centre of north front, presumably a former stair-turret.
The principal staircase is top-lit and of oak, 3 turned balusters to tread,
cut and carved string, moulded handrail; slender pilaster in centre of 3 walls
with criss-cross pattern in panel; the stair seems to fit into an earlier courtyarda
and the back door into the bay on the west side is pointed and studded and
dated 1775. Interesting later C18 roof structure with on 3 sides a heavy beam
running parallel with ridge and supported on posts from tiebeams, it is braced
from below and supports struts to each pair of rafters.
See also: Pevsner "Wiltshire".
NMR Photographic survey.
Listing NGR: SU1667480133
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