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Drax House, Orcheston

Description: Drax House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319813

OS Grid Reference: SU0599645218
OS Grid Coordinates: 405996, 145218
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2061, -1.9155

Location: Whatcombe Brow, Orcheston, Wiltshire SP3 4RL

Locality: Orcheston
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 4RL

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Listing Text

SU 04 NE
(east side)
2/177 Drax House
Farmhouse. Mid-C17 in two phases, early C19 2-storey rear wing.
Flint and limestone, brick to C19 extension, tiled roofs, hipped to
left, with coped verge to right, ashlar stacks with moulded
capping. L-plan. 2-storey, 3-window front; central door has
square-headed chamfered surround, in C20 porch, single light and
tripartite sash to right, to left is 3-light recessed hollow
chamfer-mullioned window with hoodmould. First floor has 3-light
and 2-light mullioned windows and tripartite sash, roof has two
hipped dormers; ashlar stack on right gable. Right return has 3-
light hollow chamfer-mullioned window with hoodmould to ground
floor and one single light and one 2-light mullioned window to
first floor. To rear of right return is early C19 wing with door
in stone porch to left and 2-light casements to both floors. Rear
of main wing has blocked door to right, 3-light mullioned window
with hoodmould and C19 canted bay to left of ground floor. First
floor has one 3-light mullioned window and one 2-light casement.
To left of rear is C19 wing with 2-light and single casements to
both floors. Attached to left of front is C20 single-storey
Interior not accessible at time of survey (October 1984), but said
to have chamfered beams, reset C17 panelling on first floor and
reeded ceiling frieze in C19 wing.
(Unpublished records of RCHM, England, Salisbury)

Listing NGR: SU0599645218

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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