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Nunton House, Odstock

Description: Nunton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319525

OS Grid Reference: SU1601626046
OS Grid Coordinates: 416016, 126046
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0336, -1.7730

Location: Odstock, Wiltshire SP5 4HP

Locality: Odstock
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4HP

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Listing Text

(east side) )

5/144 Nunton House



Large house, with rear service wing attached to Lower Nunton
Farmhouse. Circa 1720 for Batt family. Header bond brick to
front, Flemish bond to sides and rear, tiled roof with coped verges
and brick gable end stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys, basement and
attic, 7-window symmmetrical front. 3-bay centre has steps up to
central door with 6 fielded panels, brass fittings and segmental
pediment on engaged Tuscan columns. Either side are narrow 8-pane
sashes with two 12-pane sashes in flanking bays. First floor has
central 12-pane sash with shouldered architrave and 8-pane sashes
either side, with two 12-pane sashes to sides. Central 3 bays have
pediment on giant pilasters, and giant pilasters flank sides of
front. Modillioned cornice and parapet. Four hipped dormers to
roof. Basement has six 2-light casements. All windows have flat
brick arches and stone keystones. Left and right returns have two
narrow 8-pane sashes to ground and first floors, left return has
basement door with pediment and sash to right. Lead rainwater
heads to side gutters. Rear of main range has 3-storey stair
turret with 2-light leaded casement to each floor, to right is
round-arched stair window. To rear is C18 2-storey, 2-window
service wing, linking main range with Lower Nunton Farmhouse;
ground floor has 9-pane sash and casement, first floor has two 12-
pane sashes and hipped dormer has casement.
Interior: Original fittings include newel stairs with turned
balusters, dados with bolection rail, fielded panelling above and
below, classically moulded ceiling cornices and doors with fielded
panels and cornices. Ground floor Regency fireplace surrounds
with reeded pilasters and anthemion frieze. Some other fittings,
including the door and window eared architraves, and the plaster
ceiling decoration in the drawing room, are thought to be early C20
work. This house is very similar in design to No 68 The Close,
Salisbury, c1718.
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury).

Listing NGR: SU1601626046

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Source: English Heritage

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