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Ashton Gifford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Codford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1592 / 51°9'33"N

Longitude: -2.0576 / 2°3'27"W

OS Eastings: 396071

OS Northings: 139998

OS Grid: ST960399

Mapcode National: GBR 2X8.8LZ

Mapcode Global: VHB5D.9435

Entry Name: Ashton Gifford House

Listing Date: 11 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313511

Location: Codford, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Codford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Codford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE/
ST 94 SE
4 & 7/38

ASHTON GIFFORD (south side),
Ashton Gifford House


Country house. Late C18. Limestone ashlar front, brick returns, flat roof with ashlar stacks. Three-storey, 3- window central block breaking forward with 2-storey same-height side-bays. Distyle in antis Tuscan portico to centre with inserted double half-glazed doors and flanking tripartite sashes, inner door with 6 fielded panels, fanlights and flanking margin-pane round- arched sashes with interlaced glazing bars, ground floor of centre block rusticated. First floor has three 9-pane sashes, second floor has plat band and three 6-pane sashes, two-storey side-bays have 8-pane margin sashes and plat band. Moulded cornice to plain stone parapet with C20 pineapples. Right return has C20 flat-roofed extension and fire escape (latter removed in 2010), not of special interest and margin- pane first floor sashes. Left return has French windows, 8-pane margin sash and C20 windows. Rear 2 central bays break forward with 12-pane sashes to ground floor, 9-pane to first and 6-pane sashes to second floor, side-bays have 8-pane margin sashes to ground and first floors.

Interior: central entrance hall with oval open-well staircase with continuous handrail and cast-iron balusters. Good joinery throughout including 6-panelled doors in panelled reveals and moulded architraves, window shutters. South east drawing room has scrolled plaster ceiling margin and white marble fireplace. Other rooms with plaster ceiling friezes and marble fireplaces.

It was used as a school from the 1940’s - 80’s.

Listing NGR: ST9607139998

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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