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Spa Shop and Waltons of Mere (Walton Building), Mere

Description: Spa Shop and Waltons of Mere (Walton Building)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320207

OS Grid Reference: ST8124532389
OS Grid Coordinates: 381245, 132389
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0905, -2.2692

Location: Manor Road, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6DL

Locality: Mere
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6DL

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/78 Spa Shop and Waltons of
Mere (Walton Building)


Commercial building, on corner of Manor Road. Late C19. Painted rendering,
bitumenised Welsh slate roof. A vigorous commercial design with high townscape
value and well considered corner. Front to the square is in two storeys articu-
lated with pilasters at ground floor and attached columns in Corinthianesque to
upper floor, blocking course and parapet, all returned into Manor Road. Ground
floor has 3-light plate glass windows with slender cast-iron colonnettes to
basket-handle heads, flanking deep recessed glazed double doors to overlight;
four pilasters carrying frieze concealed by C20 fascias. Far right further pair
glazed doors and overlight. Upper floor has two 3-light arched plate glass
windows with dividing colonnettes to cill on heavy brackets, arches with projec-
ting keystones, central blank panel with sunk surround; 4 columns carry moulded
dentilled cornice, projecting at column capitals. Return, left, similar detail,
with 2-light and 1-light shop window with 3 pilasters and moulded plinth. Under
1+1+2-light arched openings with column articulation as front. Coped gable to
left. Quadrant corner has lofty sunk panel to shouldered arched head and foot
at lower level. In Manor Road, stretching to left, simpler wing with plain
tile, in two units; first part with blocked shop window under two 3-light case-
ments in moulded jambs and cornice; further left at first floor two 3-light as
first section. Both parts have broad plain bands corresponding to column podia
in main section. Interior much modified, but includes lofty quatre-lobed iron
'Battey Langley' gothic column. A coherent and positive statement little
altered externally.

Listing NGR: ST8124532389

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Source: English Heritage

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