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Ivy House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4346 / 51°26'4"N

Longitude: -2.1847 / 2°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 387258

OS Northings: 170637

OS Grid: ST872706

Mapcode National: GBR 1R9.SMB

Mapcode Global: VH96J.26XL

Entry Name: Ivy House

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 1 August 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315372

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Built-Up Area: 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 PRIORY STREET
ST 87 70
(north side)
5/344 No. 2 (Ivy House)
(formerly listed as Ivy House
20.12.60 with stables)
GV II*

House, early C18, extended, ashlar-fronted with stone-tiled hipped
roofs and ashlar stacks. Original square plan range to left with
formal east front, and 2 additional parallel ranges added to north,
one range forming left side of formal west front, both with hipped
gables to east. Original range has fine 3-window Baroque front
with quoin pilasters, moulded plinth, moulded coved cornice and
parapet with sunk panels and ramped ends. Two-storey centrepiece
breaking through cornice into parapet of lower 12-pane sash in
fluted Roman Doric pilaster surround with segmental pediment and
upper 12-pane segmental-headed sash in architrave with keystone set
in fluted Ionic pilaster surround with ornate pediment. Side
windows segmental-headed sashes in architraves with keystones,
moulded sills and apron panels. Aprons under upper windows have
pendants, centre pendant being keystone of lower window. To right
are hipped ends of 2 parallel ranges, the first with hipped 9-pane
dormer, 2 plain upper sashes, moulded band and one lower segmental-
headed sash in architrave. Door to left to passage between ranges
leading to elliptical-arched door with keystone and hood on
brackets, hood built into side walls each side. Outer range may be
early C20 rubble stone with ashlar quoins, 2-storey, 2-window east
end sashes, segmental-headed to ground floor. North side stack.
South side of original range, to Priory Street has quoin pilasters
and cornice as on east front, 2 large chimney gables and 2-storey
elevation largely of blank segmental-arched surrounds in 1-3-1
arrangement, centre being arched window to first floor and arched
door below closely flanked by blank windows and plain pilasters.
Ground floor centre is recessed in broad elliptical arch with
moulded course stepped over but repeated within over keystones.
Tall 8-panel door. North front has centre and wings composition
with rendered centre and hipped ashlar wings. Very large 40-pane
stair light to centre, quoin pilasters and 2-window range of 12-
pane sashes to wings, ground floor right replaced by large C19
canted ashlar bay. Basement centre has ovolo-moulded 2-light
mullion window. North parallel range has lower west end section
projecting, south side door with hood on brackets and west end
cyma-moulded mullion windows, mostly C20.
Interior: fine stair hall with bead-moulded fireplace. Stair with
lozenge-patterned tread ends and carved brackets under, alternating
twisted and fluted balusters and moulded rail. Panelled dado with
fluted pilasters.


Listing NGR: ST8725870637

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