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Alexander House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4323 / 51°25'56"N

Longitude: -2.1855 / 2°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 387198

OS Northings: 170382

OS Grid: ST871703

Mapcode National: GBR 1RH.09L

Mapcode Global: VH96J.28GB

Entry Name: Alexander House

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 1 August 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183086

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315231

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor amendment on 25/10/2016

ST 8770 5/204

CORSHAM
HIGH STREET (west side)
Alexander House

(Formerly listed as No 19 (Alexander House), previously listed as Alexander House)

20.12.60

GV
II*
House, early C18, ashlar fronted with stone tiled roofs and end wall stacks to main range. Formal 3-storey, 5-window tall front with channelled angle pilasters, raised plinth, moulded courses over ground and first floors, moulded cornice, all broken forward at pilasters, and top parapet with angle piers and 5 fielded panels. All windows in raised bead-moulded surrounds with keystones and fielded apron panels. Attic 4-pane windows, first floor and ground floor 8-pane windows in segmental-headed surrounds. Former centre door, now 8-pane window, has similar segmental-headed surround but with carving to keystone and spandrels and ornamented frieze under hood on carved brackets. Rendered south wall. Large 3-storey range to rear, rendered with 3 coped dormer gables. First bay has 2 superimposed long stair-lights, segmental-headed with keystones and hoodmoulds over projecting porch, 2 dormer gables beyond have 2-light flush cyma-moulded windows with hoodmoulds over first floor 3-light, single light and 3-light similar mullion windows under single hoodmould and ground floor C20 windows. Cross range at west end, rubble stone with paired south end stacks. Flush cyma-moulded mullion windows, 3-light to first floor and 4-light to ground floor on west side, altered 2-light to north end attic, all with hoodmoulds. West side has first floor door. In angle between front range and main rear wing is long early C19 block with hipped roof and very large west end first floor 24-pane window. West end of main rear wing has raised bead-moulded doorcase with hood on carved brackets and 6-panel door.

Interior: front range has original panelled shutters and rear staircase with twisted balusters and panelled dado.

Listing NGR: ST8719870382

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

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