Description: The Round House
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319623
OS Grid Reference: SU1697925034
OS Grid Coordinates: 416979, 125034
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0244, -1.7593
DOWNTON DOWNTON ROAD
SU 12 NE
(off east side)
4/64 The Round House
Detached house. Early C19 with mid-C19 additions to south.
Flemish bond brick, Westmorland or Welsh slate roofs, brick stacks.
Octagonal house with rectangular additions. 2-storey and basement,
5-window front. C20 door in hipped-roofed porch to octagon, all
windows are C20 metal casements in Tudor-arched openings with
surviving Gothic glazing bars to heads. 2-brick plat band and
dentilled eaves course. Rear has C20 French windows to basement
with gauged brick Tudor-arched opening, C20 addition to left in
same style as rest, some earlier brickwork in header bond to base
of rear wall suggests earlier octagon on same site, possibly early
C18. Right return has C20 porch.
Interior undergoing extensive alteration at time of survey
(December 1984), by Longford Estate. Situated in picturesque
position on bank overlooking the River Avon, was probably
originally visible from Longford Castle (q.v.) and may have been
built as a landscape feature.
Listing NGR: SU1697925034
Source: English Heritage
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