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Wincombe Park, Donhead St Mary

Description: Wincombe Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320860

OS Grid Reference: ST8825024296
OS Grid Coordinates: 388250, 124296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0179, -2.1689

Location: Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire SP7 9AB

Locality: Donhead St Mary
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 9AB

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Listing Text

ST 82 SE (north side)

6/73 Wincombe Park


Country house. 1820s for John Gordon. Painted limestone ashlar,
Welsh slate hipped roof, stone stacks. Two-storey, 3-window east
front. Continuous glazed verandah on cast-iron posts with trellis
frieze, recessed centre bay with double half-glazed margin-pane
doors and side-lights to porch, margin-pane French windows to
flanking bays. First floor has three 2-light margin-pane,
casements, deep eaves to roof. Right return, garden front has
margin-pane French windows with side-lights to left and French
windows to right, first floor has three 2-light margin-pane
casements, to right is 2-storey, 3-bay service range with 6-pane
margin-pane sashes and half-glazed door with transom light, 6-pane
sashes with margin glazing to first floor. Rear has 25-pane and
20-pane sashes, lean-to brick extension. Left return has French
windows and 2-light casements, all with margin-panes, service
courtyard to left with 6-panelled doors and sashes.
Interior has entrance hall with 6-panelled doors with panelled
reveals, open-well stairs with cast-iron rod-balusters and wreathed
handrails. Main reception rooms have plaster ceiling cornices with
acanthus leaf mouldings, shuttered windows, plain marble
fireplaces. Set in wooded parkland with two lakes, said to be
fishponds of the Abbess of Shaftesbury, near the source of the
River Nadder.
(R. Colt Hoare, The Modern History of Wiltshire, Vol 4, 1829)

Listing NGR: ST8825024296

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Source: English Heritage

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