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Phillips House, Dinton

Description: Phillips House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320735

OS Grid Reference: SU0041631910
OS Grid Coordinates: 400416, 131910
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0865, -1.9954

Location: Steep Hollow, Salisbury SP3 5HH

Locality: Dinton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5HH

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/149 Phillips House



Country house. 1813-16 by Jeffry Wyatville for the Wyndham family,
on site of earlier house. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate hipped
roof, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings. Large rectangular block
with rear service courtyard and stables. Two-storey, 9-bay
classical front. Tetrastyle Ionic portico with central French
window in pilastered surround with slender consoles, 15-pane sash
either side, portico flanked by three sashes to left and right.
Plat band to first floor with nine 12-pane sashes, moulded stone
cornice to pediment and plain parapet. Right return has central
French windows flanked by two 15-pane sashes to centre projecting
bays, either side is tripartite sash in semi-circular headed panel,
first floor has plat band and five sashes. Left return has 15-pane
tripartite sash in semi-circular headed panel to right, three
sashes to left and four to first floor. To left is curved outer
wall of former service wing, now apartment, with central semi-
circular alcove and seat to centre; five 9-pane sashes to first
floor only. Left return has external stack and sashes. Rear has
15-pane sashes and two 6-panelled doors to ground floor of service
range, 12-pane sashes to first floor, three 6-pane sashes to attic
storey over moulded stone cornice, rear of west range has large 18-
pane tripartite sash and smaller 6-pane and 9-pane sashes, round-
arched carriage doors to right. Lead rainwater goods.
Interior: Central square stair hall with stone imperial staircase
with painted brass balusters with enriched newels, each side of
first floor has Ionic scagliola columns to open gallery on north
and south, closed on west and east sides, shallow saucer vault with
scrolled foliage frieze, top-lit by drum lantern. Main reception
rooms have double 6-panelled doors, window shutters, marble
fireplaces, plaster ceiling cornices and margins with floral
ornament; high relief frieze with cornucopia and shields in hall.
Little altered, restrained interior. Stable blocks attached to
rear enclose service yard on three sides; ashlar with Welsh slate
roofs, 12-pane sashes and square-headed double planked stable and
carriage doors, central through entry to courtyard from north has
segmental-headed archway with pediment over., This house built to
replace C17 Dinton House, sold by Wyndhams to Bertram Phillips in
1916 and renamed Phillips House, given to the National Trust in
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Wiltshire, 1975; Country
Life, December 17, 1943)

Listing NGR: SU0041631910

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Source: English Heritage

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