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The Fox Talbot Museum and Abbey Lodge and Entrance Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Lacock, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4146 / 51°24'52"N

Longitude: -2.1201 / 2°7'12"W

OS Eastings: 391745

OS Northings: 168405

OS Grid: ST917684

Mapcode National: GBR 1RR.BSG

Mapcode Global: VH96K.6PKY

Entry Name: The Fox Talbot Museum and Abbey Lodge and Entrance Gates

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 7 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315538

Location: Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Lacock

Built-Up Area: Lacock

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Lacock with Bowden Hill

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

LACOCK HIGH STREET
ST 9168
(north side)
4/103 The Fox-Talbot Museum and
Abbey Lodge and entrance
gates (formerly listed as
20.12.60 Lodge and Barn at Abbey
entrance gates)
GV II

Barn, C16 with house inserted at east end in early C20 and remainder
converted to museum of photography 1975. Rubble stone with stone
slate roof and coped gables. South side, to road, has one blocked
Tudor-arched upper opening and two C19 doorways to museum. House
at right end has 2-storey, 2-window range of 2-light mullion
windows. North side has 2 lean-to cart entries. Two-light hollow-
moulded mullion window by right cart entry.
Interior of museum has fine 9½ bay roof of tie-beam trusses with
king-posts and collar pieces tenoned into king-posts each side, an
unusual truss form also found at Lacock Abbey (q.v.). Interior of
house not inspected. Attached low screen wall with ball-finials to
piers and C19 iron gates. Old photographs show considerable
alteration to road front which had buttresses, 2 elliptical-arched
cart-entries and applied Gothick tracery on west end wall. Said to
have been built as stable by Sir W. Sharington of Lacock Abbey in
mid C16.


Listing NGR: ST9175968400

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