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Conkwell Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in Winsley, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3528 / 51°21'10"N

Longitude: -2.3044 / 2°18'15"W

OS Eastings: 378900

OS Northings: 161572

OS Grid: ST789615

Mapcode National: GBR 0QZ.078

Mapcode Global: VH96V.08M8

Entry Name: Conkwell Grange

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314740

Location: Winsley, Wiltshire, BA2

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Winsley

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Winsley St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 76 SE WINSLEY CONKWELL

3/292 Conkwell Grange


II


Country house, dated 1907, by Sir E.G. Dawber for J. Thornton,
squared rubble stone with ashlar dressings, tall hipped stone slate
roofs and prominent rubble stone stacks with ashlar quoins. Two
storeys and attic, late C17 style with symmetrical garden front,
asymmetrical entrance front and L-plan service court. Glazing bar windows in ashlar architraves with keystones, channelled
rusticated angle piers, raised ashlar band and modillion eaves
cornice. Two-five-two bay garden front has hipped advanced wings,
hipped dormers, one each wing, three to centre, and two ridge
stacks. Ground floor sashes have segmental heads. Centre-piece
has French windows each floor, ground floor in bolection moulded
surround with keystone and consoles supporting balcony with iron
railings, upper in architrave with triple keystone. Segmental
pediment breaking eaves above. Two windows each side on ground
floor, but outer windows only on first floor as centre is flanked
by oval plaques with EM and MM initials for Sir E. and Lady
Milborne, owners in mid C20. Service wing, set back, extends to
right, three-window range with centre window under shaped gable,
then gable with projecting balustraded ground floor and canted
wooden bay over. West end wall of main house has large canted bay
with sashes. Entrance front has far projecting wing to left,
screening service court, slight projection to right, both hipped,
hipped dormers, and projecting porch gable to right of centre.
Porch gable has Ionic angle pilasters, entablature with date and
shaped gable with bullseye over. Gable is of late C17 type with
crowning pediment. First floor 3-light window and ground floor
double doors in moulded architrave with large open segmental
pediment and heavily carved floral roundel within. One-window
range to right of porch, two-window to left. Two-window range to
west face of projecting wing. From wing a balustraded wall runs
north to pyramid-roofed game larder in corner of service court.
East face of wing has two-window range to court and tall pyramid-
roofed stair tower in angle to plainer south range of service
court.
Interiors: apparently little altered from original. Ground floor
centre has fine panelled room in early C18 style with ceiling
plasterwork in manner of E. Gimson. Some pedimented doorcases and
panelled doors. Oak dog-leg stair at west end.


Listing NGR: ST7890061572

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