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Sycamore House

A Grade II Listed Building in Amesbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1734 / 51°10'24"N

Longitude: -1.7688 / 1°46'7"W

OS Eastings: 416261

OS Northings: 141601

OS Grid: SU162416

Mapcode National: GBR 503.9MM

Mapcode Global: VHB5C.9R8T

Entry Name: Sycamore House

Listing Date: 10 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321365

Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Amesbury

Built-Up Area: Amesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Amesbury St Mary and St Melor

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

AMESBURY HOLDERS ROAD
SU 1641
(west side)

12/53 No 21, (Sycamore House)

II
Experimental smallholder's dwelling 1919-1920, by Department of
Scientific and Industrial Research for the Board of Agricultural
and Fisheries, under supervision of W.R. Jaggard. Reinforced in-
situ concrete with flat concrete roof. Two storey. Standard plan
with central entrance, stair hall and service rooms to rear. In
situ concrete porch added c1940. Doors and windows replaced c1986
with diamond pattern double glazing. Walls are of 1 : 8 Portland
cement and local gravel, 12in thick reducing to 9in on first floor,
reinforced with vertical 'exmet' and horizontal 'temperature' 1/4in
reinforcing bars above and below openings. Precast first floor T
beams with screed. Precast roof trusses carrying 2in in-situ
concrete slab on 'hyrib' with Pudlo added. Roof later felted.
Internal partitions of precast concrete blocks. Precast lintels to
openings. 2in Pudlo cement damp proof course. One of the first
five experimental buildings to investigate economy of using local
materials.
(Jaggard, W.R., Experimental Cottages, A report on the work of the
Department at Amesbury, Wiltshire, 1921; Country Life, 20th and
27th November 1920)


Listing NGR: SU1626141601

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