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Easton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4329 / 51°25'58"N

Longitude: -2.1596 / 2°9'34"W

OS Eastings: 389000

OS Northings: 170441

OS Grid: ST890704

Mapcode National: GBR 1RJ.0TV

Mapcode Global: VH96J.J75X

Entry Name: Easton House

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 1 August 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315160

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

CORSHAM EASTON
ST 87 SE
1/133 Easton House
(formerly listed as Easton Farmhouse)
20.12.60
GV II*

House, C16 origins, mostly late C17 and C18, ashlar and rubble
stone with stone tiled roofs. Main range is ashlar-fronted 2
storeys and attic, 'T'-plan apparently late C17 altered in early
C18 and front altered again in mid C18. Large outside end-wall
stacks with diagonal paired shafts, moulded copings, flush quoins.
Front is regular 5-window range with moulded plinth, band and
moulded cornice, 12-pane sashes in plain raised surrounds with
moulded sills. Six-panel central door in Roman Doric columned
doorcase with dentilled pediment. East end wall and rear wing east
side have plinth carried around and smaller cornice moulding. End
wall has 2 upper blank windows in bolection-moulded surrounds with
moulded sills and 2 ground floor blank recessed cyma-moulded
mullion-and-transom windows. Rear return has similar upper and
lower blank windows with dripcourse, carried along east side of
rear wing, which has 2 upper 12-pane sashes in similar bolection
surrounds, one ground floor similar mullion-and-transom window and
6-panel door in large bolection-moulded doorcase wth cornice. Rear
of main house west of wing has one-window range of similar blank
mullion-and-transom windows, both with hoodmoulds. West side of
wing has similar windows, with hoodmoulds, 2 to first floor, one at
half level and one blank to ground floor to right of 6-panel door
in chamfered surround with hoodmould. 'T'-plan lower rear wing,
possibly C16 altered C17 and C18. East side has one-window range
of mullion windows, 3-light recessed cyma-moulded with hoodmould
below, 2-light flush cyma-moulded above. Return has large east end
outside stack, first floor 2-light mullion window to left and small
gable over 16-pane sash to right with 2-light mullion window and
hoodmould below. West side has upper 2-light window and return to
west with coped gable and end stack, south front remodelled in
early C18 with 6-panel door in raised moulded surround and hood on
brackets to right and sash in raised moulded surround to left.
Rear has mullion windows.
Interior: fielded panelling, panelled doors to front rooms with
C18 fireplaces. Rear wing has fine early C18 stair with moulded
rail and twisted balusters. Fielded panelled dado. One fireplace
in ground floor south-east room apparently a reused c1760 overdoor
from Corsham Court (q.v.). Rear wing has heavy beamed 4-panel
ceiling, 2 scratch moulded doors and some early C18 panelling in
centre room, large moulded Tudor-arched east end fireplace and
exceptional early C18 panelled room with shell niche and marble
fireplace to west.


Listing NGR: ST8898770439

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