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A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 50.994 / 50°59'38"N

Longitude: -1.7532 / 1°45'11"W

OS Eastings: 417414

OS Northings: 121646

OS Grid: SU174216

Mapcode National: GBR 528.MKQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 766H.4T5

Entry Name: Cobwebs

Listing Date: 28 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319798

Location: Downton, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Built-Up Area: Downton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Downton St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 1721
(West Side)
5/326 No. 7/9 (Cobwebs)


Detached house, formerly 2 cottages. C17, C18, substantial C20 modification.
Some timber framing with brick nogging, some brickwork; thatch roof. Original
plan form not clear: a shallow depth property now with one large room to rebuilt
fire opening in left, half-timbered section, smaller room, higher ceiling heights,
in right, brick half. One storey and attics, 4 windows. Ground floor has two
2-light and one 3-light timber casements, the latter, to right of C20 plank
door,set between blocked former window openings to fine splayed C18 brick voussoirs.
Upper floor has two 2-light C19 wood casements to eyebrows, left, and two close-set
similar to higher thatched eaves in right half. Brick stack to each gable end,
slightly higher ridge to right half. Left gable rendered over framing, right
gable brick. Rear is timber frame with brick nogging, small area of chalk block
and some C17 brickwork; all C20 windows or doors, and a flat-roofed extension
which is not of special interest. Interior much modified; right half has very
heavy spine beam, mixture of C18 and C20 ceiling joists; left half has spine beam
in two parts, propped by C20 post; left half with chamfer to run-out stops. Spine
beams appear to be re-positioned, that to right formerly headed a partition.
C20 stair. Roof structure not accessible, but heavy, rougHpurlins in left half,
re-used from floor beams. The heavy framework to the left half, with diagonal
struts, contains a mixture of Cl7, C18 and C19 brickwork.

Listing NGR: SU1741421646

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