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Vastern House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5317 / 51°31'54"N

Longitude: -1.93 / 1°55'47"W

OS Eastings: 404953

OS Northings: 181421

OS Grid: SU049814

Mapcode National: GBR 3T3.YPG

Mapcode Global: VHB3J.HRKP

Entry Name: Vastern House

Listing Date: 15 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 316852

Location: Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Royal Wootton Bassett

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Wootton Bassett St Bartholomew and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


5/176 Vastern House


House, C15 core, C17 and C18. Stone, with stone slate roofs. C20 extensions
rendered with slate roof. 2-bay core structure extended axially by 1 bay at higher
level. Smaller forward (south-west) addition on right with cellar under, and rear
extension by 1 bay. Later accretions at rear. Major stacks axially to core
building and on rear wall. Stone and timber mullioned and transomed windows, much
restored later C19. C16 stone entrance doorcase and C19 door. Forward wing has
C15 4-centred moulded door and single light window from Bewick Bassett Manor House,
installed late C19 by Sir Henry Meux. Elsewhere stone ovolo-mullioned windows with
leaded glazing and C17 iron casements.
Internally: Crossed moulded ceiling beams with foliated boss, C15, to major reception
room and C16 stone fireplace with carved overmantle and arms of Englefield, owners of
manor -1585 and 1587 - 1631. Panelling of late C17 and early C18 in would west exten-
sion. C17 double purlin roof.
Building probably a fragment of the gatehouse of the primary manor of parish,
commenced c C13, repaired for Queen Isabel 1355 and owned by royalty to Katherine Parr
(Reference: VCH Wilts Vol. Iv 402-4.)

Listing NGR: SU0531081591

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