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Beechfield House

A Grade II Listed Building in Melksham Without, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3899 / 51°23'23"N

Longitude: -2.1402 / 2°8'24"W

OS Eastings: 390340

OS Northings: 165664

OS Grid: ST903656

Mapcode National: GBR 1RX.ZNS

Mapcode Global: VH96Q.VBFB

Entry Name: Beechfield House

Listing Date: 5 June 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314392

Location: Melksham Without, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Melksham Without

Built-Up Area: Beanacre

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Melksham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 96 NW MELKSHAM WITHOUT BEANACRE
(east side)

2/175 Beechfield House

5.6.79

GV II

Large house, now hotel. Circa 1870. For Richard Keevil.
Ashlar with rusticated quoins. Welsh slate hipped roof.
Italianate square house with 3-windowed service wing to rear. 2-
storey symmetrical 3-window front. Central rusticated porch has
segmental pediment with carved tympanum. Semi-circular headed door
and side windows have carved keystones and pilasters with capitals.
Triple light sashes to either side have pediment with carved
tympanum, over decorative panel. Windows have semi-circular heads
and keystone and are separated by columns with carved capitals.
String course. First floor windows similar, but with triple light
over porch and 2-light to sides, all having round arched hood
moulds with terminals and keystone. Rusticated centre has
pediment over; open pediments to either side window. Dentile
cornice. Window treatment of left and right returns similar; left
return has 4-light canted bay with segmental pediment, and 4
grouped narrow sashes beneath pediment with cornice and finials,
over. Right return includes rusticated chimney breast and first
floor balcony with balustrade. Plain 3 storey, 3 window service
wing to rear.
Interior: Entrance hall has round arched openings with keys and
imposts, to rooms. Central open-well stair. Moulded cornices
and friezes and ribbed patterned ceiling to front right room.
Particularly notable is painted glass in windows above porch,
comprising 6 oval panels depicting rural scenes, and in door panels
and surround of right return entrance and front door, of floral and
vine-leaf motifs.
House built for a local gentleman farmer, Richard Keevil whose
initials are carved in the pediment over the canted bay to left.
(Kelly's Directory 1872).


Listing NGR: ST9034265665

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