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King John's House, Tollard Royal

Description: King John's House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320426

OS Grid Reference: ST9441917662
OS Grid Coordinates: 394419, 117662
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9584, -2.0808

Location: B3081, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PW

Locality: Tollard Royal
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5PW

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Listing Text

(south side)

8/200 King John's House



Detached house. C13, C14, C16 and C17. Close studding timber
frame, flint and limestone, tiled roofs with diagonally-set brick
stacks. C13 hall house with C17 east service cross wing and solar
range to west. Two storey, 3-window front. C17 brick porch with
Medieval door, round-arched opening and hipped tiled roof to left,
cross window over, C16 stone and timber framed stair projection to
right has 2-light wooden mullioned window, C17 flint and timber
framed cross range to left has cross window to ground floor and 3-
light mullioned and transomed window to first, to right is early
C20 flint covered passage to C20 annexe with leaded casements.
Left return has steps and C20 porch to services, cross window and
2-light mullioned window to ground floor, first floor has two cross
windows; leaded glass. Rear, garden front of hall range has two
narrow lights with depressed arched heads in splayed pointed
openings and 5-light chamfered mullioned window to right, to left
in solar range is C19 three-light mullioned window, first floor has
two pairs of pointed lights with simple imposts and two cross
windows, C17 cross wing has cross window to ground floor and 3-
light mullioned and transomed window to first floor, two gabled
dormers to hall roof, group of four diagonally-set stacks to cross
wing roof, group of three square-set stacks to left range, tiled
and timber bellcote to ridge. Right return has narrow light with
depressed arched head to ground floor, pointed chamfered doorway at
first floor level and chamfered square light to right, attic has 4-
light and 2-light mullioned windows, to left is C16 solar with
large external brick and limestone stack with offsets and 2-light
mullioned windows to ground and first floors. Attached to left is
1920s butler's annexe with gabled front.
Interior: Entrance hall has chamfered beams with ogee stops, fine
C16 carved fireplace bressumer on stone jambs, stone Tudor-arched
openings to services, to solar range and to stair hall. Dining
room in service wing has reset C17 raised panelling with arabesque
frieze over open fireplace with chamfered lintel, chamfered beams.
Moulded planked doors to ground floor, some C17 panelled doors with
cock's heads hinges to first floor. Widely splayed openings to
medieval windows of hall and solar range. C17 open-well stairs
have carved splat balusters, closed string and square newels with
ball finials and heavy moulded handrail, barrel-vaulted ceiling.
North west bedroom has reset C17 panelling, chamfered open
fireplace lintel with rounded corners on chamfered stone jambs, and
herringbone brick back, reset overmantel carved with guilloche
ornament. King John's bedroom has Tudor-arched fireplace surround,
formerly open to roof; rib-panelled roof. First floor hall has deeply chamfered beams
with runout stops, Tudor-arched fireplace surround. Reset panelling in other bedrooms.
Five-bay roof over hall range, 2-bay panelled roof to solar. General Pitt-Rivers
used the house as a museum during the late C19. (N Pevsner, The Buildings of England:
Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9441917662

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Source: English Heritage

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