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Latitude: 51.3467 / 51°20'48"N
Longitude: -2.2545 / 2°15'16"W
OS Eastings: 382368
OS Northings: 160882
OS Grid: ST823608
Mapcode National: GBR 1SC.DTW
Mapcode Global: VH96V.VDZY
Entry Name: Orpin's House
Listing Date: 18 April 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200276
English Heritage Legacy ID: 312524
Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Avon
Built-Up Area: Bradford on Avon
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Bradford-on-Avon Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
1. CHURCH STREET
5411 (North Side)
No 8 (Orpin's House)
ST 8260 2/18 18.4.52.
Late C17. Ashlar, stone-tiled roof, rusticated quoins. 2 storeys and
attics in 2 gables. 3 windows 2-light casements with stone mullions and
architrave surrounds, windows leaded. Two small square window openings,
glazed with bottle glass, between centre window and side windows on lst
floor. Moulded string at first floor level and moulded cornice at attic
floor level. Stone door surround with Tuscan pilasters, architrave, frieze
with triglyphs and guttae, and flat cornice. Semi-circular-headed doorway
with keystone and imposts. Square ashlar stacks at gable ends. In this
house lived Edward Orpin, for 40 years Parish Clerk of Bradford-on-Avon
(died 1781). He was the original of Gainsborough's painting "The Parish
Clerk" in the National Gallery.
All the listed buildings in Church Street the Chantry Little Chantry,
Barton Orchard and the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Market Street
form a group with Nos 7 and 9 to 19 Barton Orchard, Nos 5 and 6 and 27
to 31 (consec) and wall Newtown.
Listing NGR: ST8236960883
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