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Countess Farmhouse and Front Garden Walls, Amesbury

Description: Countess Farmhouse and Front Garden Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 321343

OS Grid Reference: SU1532742143
OS Grid Coordinates: 415327, 142143
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1783, -1.7821

Location: A345, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7AS

Locality: Amesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP4 7AS

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Listing Text

SU 14 SE
(west side)

6/32 Countess Farmhouse and
front garden walls (formerly listed
as Avondale School)

Farmhouse. Early-mid C17, extended in late C18. Mixed English
bond brickwork with tiled roofs. Two storeys and cellar, four
structural bays. Two parallel blocks, the rear block earlier and
partly refaced. Main elevation on second, c1800 block, of 3 bays.
Central 6-panelled door with fanlight, within C19 trellis porch.
Tripartite 12-pane sashes to ground floor with gauged brick lintels
with keystones and cambered soffits. Nine-pane sashes to first
floor. Brick dentilled eaves. Two brick stacks on rear wall, now
valley gutter. Earlier rear block has irregular fenestration.
Large gable stacks. C19 dairy added on south end, with hipped
Interior of earlier block has deep chamfered spine beams and C18
eared fire surround to north end room. Roof of 2 tiers of clasped
purlins with cambered collars. Front block has early C19
fireplaces. Front elevation has curved cob walls approximately
2.8m high extended to enclose front garden, and meeting stable-barn
block (q.v.) to south at a pedestrian gate.

Listing NGR: SU1532742143

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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