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Old Wardour House, Donhead St Andrew

Description: Old Wardour House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320807

OS Grid Reference: ST9385926254
OS Grid Coordinates: 393859, 126254
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0356, -2.0889

Location: Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire SP3 6RP

Locality: Donhead St Andrew
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6RP

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Listing Text

ST 92 NW (east side)

4/23 Old Wardour House


Detached house. C17 and C18. Limestone ashlar, tiled roof with
gable end brick stacks and coped verges. Two parallel ranges with
former stables attached to south. Two-storey, 5-window south
front; sashes. C19 four-panelled door in trellised porch to
centre bay of C18 range to right, three 12-pane sashes with
keystones to left and one sash to right. First floor has two 12-
pane sashes with keystones to left and three 12-pane sashes in
recessed chamfered architraves to right, the two left bays are
addition of c1800. Attached to right return is lean-to extension
with C20 pointed windows, 24-pane fixed window over glazed door,
raking buttresses. Left return has bull's-eye to ground floor and
round-arched stair window to first floor, attached to left is
former stable, converted to part of house in 1968, with six C20
casements and tiled roof. Rear of main house has C20 door, nine-
pane sash and blocked chamfered doorway to left, two 2-pane sashes
with keystones and 9-pane fixed window to right, first floor has
blocked 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casement, three sashes
in recessed chamfered architraves, small 4-pane sash and two sashes
to right. East gable of former stable block has large moulded
elliptical-headed doorway with keystone and imposts and C20 glazed
door, rear of range has four pointed fixed windows and C20 dormers.
Interior of house has stairs with barleysugar balusters and
wreathed moulded handrails, marble fireplaces. This house is
reputed to have been occupied by the Arundells following the
destruction of Old Wardour Castle during the Civil War and the
building of Wardour Castle (q.v.) 1770-76.

Listing NGR: ST9385926254

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Source: English Heritage

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