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Bath Road Museum Apsley House and Gate Piers, Swindon

Description: Bath Road Museum Apsley House and Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 318661

OS Grid Reference: SU1550483785
OS Grid Coordinates: 415504, 183785
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5527, -1.7778

Location: 6 A4289, Swindon SN1 4BA

Locality: Swindon
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN1 4BA

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Listing Text

(north side)
8/7 Bath Road Museum
Apsley House and gate piers

House, now Museum. c1830-40. Ashlar Bath stone, slate roof.
Central stack. 2-storey front block, split to 3 storeys at rear.
2 bays, with central hallway to rear stair. 2 rooms deep.
Connection to late C20 extension on right. Ground floor rusticated
without perpends between end pilasters. Central entrance Greek
Doric portico with crested entablature on wide stepped podium.
Semi-circular fanlight with coloured glass. Round-headed full
height windows, margin glazed with etched flashed glass. Simple
lugged architraves to first floor windows, 12-pane sashes with
margin glazing. Recessed panel below reeded. Centre bay broken
forward. Cornice and parapet with acroteriae. Facade has
comtemporary extension left.
Interior: Groined vault in hallway. Reception room right has
plaster cornice. Stacks to rear walls. Stair with 3 straight
balusters per tread. Rusticated gatepiers to forecourt with
anthemion block cappings.

Listing NGR: SU1550483785

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Source: English Heritage

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