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Newcourt Newcourt Farmhouse, Downton

Description: Newcourt Newcourt Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319671

OS Grid Reference: SU1730022200
OS Grid Coordinates: 417300, 122200
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9989, -1.7548

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

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Listing Text

SU 12 SE
(off east side)
Newcourt and Newcourt Farmhouse


Pair of semi-detached houses. Late C17. English bond brick with
limestone quoins, tiled roofs, brick stacks with toothed capping.
H-plan; each house is T-plan. Newcourt Farmhouse to east has 2-
storey, basement and attic, 4-window front. Central half-glazed
door in bolection-moulded case with open segmental pediment and
recessed chamfered side-lights, to right is one 2-light recessed
chamfered mullioned window and to left are two mullioned windows;
all with flat arches. First floor moulded string course and four
recessed chamfered mullioned windows; all with leaded lights.
Basement has 2-light mullioned windows and chamfered doorcase,
moulded plinth. Attic has four hipped dormers with 2-light leaded
casements. Coped verges with kneelers. Right return has 2-light
mullioned windows with some blocked to attic. Left return has
external stack with offsets, 2-light mullioned windows with some
blocked. Central linking range of 'H' has C19 4-panelled door with
tiled canopy to front with 2-light mullioned windows to basement,
ground and first floor, basement has chamfered doorcase to left and
blocked door below C19 door, string,courses and a straight joint
down centre. Rear of centre range has C20 extension to ground
floor and C20 casements to first floor. Newcourt to west has 2-
storey with basement and attic, 6-window front. Central planked
and studded door in bolection-moulded case with open segmental
pediment, chamfered side-lights and C19 gabled porch, to either
side are 9-pane sashes in chamfered cases. First floor has string
course and five 2-light mullioned windows. Basement has similar
windows. Attic has two C19 gabled dormers. Right return has plate
glass sashes and mullioned windows. Left return has mullioned
Interior of Newcourt has newel stairs with original turned
balusters and fine plank and muntin partition rising to first
floor, chamfered beams with ogee stops. Newcourt Farmhouse has
chamfered beams with ogee, step and runout stops throughout,
chamfered stone fireplace and blocked fireplace with continuous
chamfer. Stairs with vase balusters, partly boxed-in by fine plank
and muntin partition, planked doors with wooden latches to attic.
The detail of stairs and partitioning closely resembles that at The
Courthouse in Downton (q.v.).
(Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury)

Listing NGR: SU1730022200

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Source: English Heritage

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