Avon House And Attached Walls, Piers And Railings

7 Sep 1999
Avon House And Attached Walls, Piers And Railings, 25 And 25A Abbey Row, Malmesbury, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN16 0AG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST9387 ABBEY ROW 758-1/2/2 (North East side) 18/01/49 Nos.25 AND 25A Avon House and attached walls, piers and railings


House and attached former carriage house. C17, front range dated 1798 on hopper, carriage house refronted c1830. Limestone ashlar with rubble sides and back, ashlar gable cross-axial stacks and stone slate roof. Late Georgian style. PLAN: single-depth plan with rear right-hand mid C17 wing. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; 3-window range with left-hand 2-storey 1-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated quoins, raised frieze, cornice and parapet, with coped gables; doorway with fluted pilasters to a pediment, fanlight and door with 6 raised panels, and raised surrounds to horned plate-glass windows, smaller to second floor. To the left former carriage house has banded ground-floor to a string, and cornice and parapet, a right-hand doorway and C20 door, canted bay with plate-glass sashes, with a 8/12-pane first-floor sash, and c1830 cast-iron tented veranda with a central pedimented railing. Rear elevation has the E wing in 2 sections, the inner 2 storeys and attic, with mullion windows and transoms to ground-floor, a shorter middle gabled W wing with single 3- and 2-light mullion windows, and between a central C18 2-storey outshut with round-arched 6/6-pane stair sash, and a W wing with 6/6-pane sash; dormer with leaded casements. Dated hopper to left-hand end of facade inscribed O/ISM. INTERIOR: details include a stone kitchen fireplace to the cross-axial stack in the E wing, the front range has a central entrance stair hall has a dogleg winder stair with thin column-on-vase balusters and curtail, dado panelling and panelled doors, with a collar truss roof with lapped joints; early C19 architraves to No.25A, which includes a segmental former carriage arch over ground-floor bay. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached gate piers, ashlar dwarf walls with spear-headed railings, formerly with lamp overthrow, to flagged front and E areas.

Listing NGR: ST9315887370


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2217 IOE Records taken by G Williams; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr G Williams. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Williams, G

Rights Holder: Williams, G


Ashlar, Limestone, Rubble, Stone, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument (By Form), Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling, Carriage House, Transport, Road Transport Site, Rainwater Head, Water Supply And Drainage, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Wall, Barrier, Railings