31 Oct 1999
Upcot, Bath Road, Marlborough, Kennet, Wiltshire, SN8 1NN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5407 (North Side) Upcot SU 1768 4/128 3.9.73.

II 2.

1886. Architect Richard Norman Shaw. Additions by W G Newton of 1927-8 in same materials and similar style. Red brick with some grey headers. 1st floor hung with fish-scale tiles. Pitched tile roofs, one at east end half-hipped. Tall brick stacks. 2 storeys and attics. 1st floor jettied on garden (south) front.

Entrance on end (west) elevation.

Main feature is projecting end stack, with diapered brick work near top, culminating in paired stacks. Battened and studded door set in porch in antis, with depressed brick barrel vault. Outer porch of wood and glass with scrolled consoles taking a moulded cornice. 1st floor has 1 small casement and 1 coved oriel with casement and moulded cornice. Attic floor has 1 small casement and door to iron fire-escape which runs diagonally across the elevation.

Garden front has 2 canted bays with casements joined by moulded wooden cornice on ground floor. 2 coved oriels with casements and moulded cornices on lst floor 1 attic dormer, tile hung, gabled, with casements. East end of this elevation is timber framed with roughcast nogging, and has continuously glazed ground floor with moulded wooden cornice, moulded bressumer on consoles, and small casement on 1st floor.

Dormitory wing has 1 segment-headed doorway with fanlight, and 4 segment-headed sashes on ground floor, and 3 sashes, 1 tripartite, on 1st floor. Extension to east of this has 4 sashes on ground floor and 1 mullion-and-transom window with glazing bars on 1st floor. East elevation of this extension has 3 curious hipped dormers over the 1st floor windows.

Interior has characteristically Shavian "early Georgian" fireplaces and panelling to dado level. Staircase of late C17 type, with closed string, square newels, and slender vase-shaped balusters.

The house was built by Shaw as a minster's house with a dormitory behind for Marlborough College.

Listing NGR: SU1768768794


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1288 IOE Records taken by Simon Mack; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Simon Mack. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Mack, Simon

Rights Holder: Mack, Simon


Brick, Roughcast, Tile, Timber, Victorian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Teachers House, School, Education