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Apshill House, Sutton Mandeville

Description: Apshill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321047

OS Grid Reference: ST9757729419
OS Grid Coordinates: 397577, 129419
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0641, -2.0359

Location: Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire SP3 6NB

Locality: Sutton Mandeville
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6NB

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Listing Text

ST 92 NE (off east side)

5/257 Apshill House


Farmhouse, now detached house. Late C14, altered c1600, c1700 and
C20. Rubble stone, possibly originally timber framed, tiled roof
with stone and brick stacks. L-plan, 3-bay hall house with 2-bay
open hall. Single-storey and attic, 3-windows. C20 door and steel
casement to left, 3-light recessed chamfered mullioned casement
with dripstone and 3-light steel casement to right. Gabled C20
dormer to left. Right return has steel casements. Rear has C20
door to right, 3-light recessed chamfered mullioned casement with
dripstone and steel casement in blocked doorway to left, full
gabled attic dormer with 3-light mullioned casement and coped
verge. To rear right is 2 storey wing of c1700 with 2-light
recessed chamfered mullioned casements and blocked doorway, rear of
wing has 3-light and 2-light mullioned casements, some with leaded
Interior retains fine deep arch-braced collar truss to former open
hall, particularly good chamfered ogee cusping to arch-brace,
principals and collar are hollow-chamfered, 2 bays either side of
this truss have smoke-blackened timbers. The north solar bay
separated by former closed truss. Floor and stone stack inserted
late C16; deep chamfered ceiling beam and exposed joists, open
fireplace with chamfered stone jambs to chamfered lintel with
curved corners. Rear wing has chamfered beams with runout stops,
bolection-moulded stone fireplace from ground floor reset in C19
south bay in 1950s. An unusual survival of a hall house, probably
the house of an important freeholder, also the property of the
Abbess of Shaftesbury.
(R. Colt Hoare, Modern History of Wiltshire, 1829)

Listing NGR: ST9757729419

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Source: English Heritage

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