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With Attached Kitchen, Downton

Description: With Attached Kitchen

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319665

OS Grid Reference: SU1822921411
OS Grid Coordinates: 418229, 121411
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9918, -1.7416

Location: 15 Moot Lane, Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3JP

Locality: Downton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3JP

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There is also a scheduled monument, The Moot: a Ringwork and Bailey, Earlier Roman Settlement Remains and Later Garden Earthworks Immediately East of the River Avon, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SU 1821
(east side)
6/106 The Moot with attached kitchen
(the latter formerly listed
23/3/60 as laundry with Temple now


House with attached kitchen range. c.1700, kitchen early C18.
Flemish bond brick with vitrified headers and limestone dressings,
tiled hipped roof, brick stacks with moulded cappings. 5 x 5 bays
with extension. 2-storey with basement and attic, 5 windows.
Basement has two 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned windows
either side of 8 stone steps to central door. Centre bay breaks
forward, with stone chamfered quoins and modillioned pediment over;
door with 6 fielded panels in eared stone architrave with open
segmental pediment on consoles, first floor has 12-pane sash in
moulded stone architrave with apron and moulded sill. To sides are
two flush 12-pane sashes to ground and first floors, with thick
glazing bars, stone plat band to first floor. Coved eaves cornice.
Lead downpipes. Three hipped dormers to roof. Right return has
four 2-light leaded casement to basement and one ovolo-moulded
casement. To left of ground and first floors are two blind
windows, to right are three 12-pane sashes to both floors, plat
band to first floor. Three hipped dormers. Left return has C20
door to right of centre with large,segmental porch on pairs of
Tuscan columns, two 2-light basement casements to left. One blind
window to right of ground and first floors, to left are two 12-pane
sashes to both floors, plat band to first floor, 12-pane sash over
door lighting stairs. To left is C18 bay with 8-pane sash to
ground and first floors. Coved cornice, three hipped dormers.
Rear has external stack with blocked windows to left, 1920s flat
roofed extension with dated rain water head and sash, to right is
return of kitchen range with leaded casements.
Interior fittings mostly date from after the fire of 1923 when Mr
Squarey reconstructed the house interior, the two staircases are
probably in original positions, the north one has vase turned
balusters, the central stairs have barleysugar balusters and closed
string, basement has stone bolection-moulded fireplace. The former
laundry range, now kitchen is single storey with five 12-pane
sashes, all with thick glazing bars, parapet with blind windows and
ramped brick coping, rear has gabled tiled roof and 12-pane and 16-
pane sashes. Attached to rear is garage with leaded casement and
planked door, hipped dormer to tiled roof.
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury), Country Life
January 9th, 1909 pages 54 to 62).

Listing NGR: SU1823421414

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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