Ushers Brewery Offices / 68 Fore Street

27 Apr 2001
Ushers Brewery Offices, 68 Fore Street, Trowbridge, West Wiltshire, Wiltshire, BA14 8HQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5411 (North West Side) No 68 (Formerly listed as Ushers Brewery Offices) ST 8558 4,5/76 29,12.50.



Before 1723 for Nathaniel Houlton, set back from No 67. A fine example of Vernacular Baroque. 2 storeys and attic, Ashlar on moulded plinth. Rusticated corner piers.

Double break to centre bay flanked by 2 windows on each side. Glazing bar sash windows. Moulded cornice string at 1st floor level. Bold moulded cornice with double break forward over central bay. The bed moulds of cornice broken forward over side windows. Hipped stone tile roof. 3 dormers with moulded heads, the central segmental headed. The central bay has 8-panel central door with segmental headed fanlight of oval and curved pattern in rusticated jambs with architrave and mask keystone to head, in doorcase of engaged Doric columns and entablature, flanked by narrow semi-circular headed windows with architraves and mask keystones to heads. The door approached by 2 semi-circular steps. 2 other windows. The 1st floor has central window flanked by 2 narrow windows, repeating desgin of ground floor, but central window has surround of engage Corinthian columns and entablature.

All windows have moulded cills and aprons. The return front to left hand has same general design and 3 windows. At the back and set in can be seen part of an older house - 2 lower storeys with stone tile roof. 2 glazing bar sash windows 1st floor with continuous label above. Blocked oculi at rear. Tall chimney at rear, set in gable. Interior wall preserved. Fine entrance hall with tall panelled door to left and right having segmental heads; ramped dado. Good oak staircase with 3 turned balusters per tread and carved string, panelled and ramped dado. The 1st floor landing also has panelled doors and dado. Good moulded cornices retained in some of the rooms.

Nos 65 to 68 (consec), Nos 70 to 73 (consec), railings and gates to Nos 68 and 70, dwarf stone wall to No 72, No 64 (Lloyds Bank) and Usher's Brewery Corner Block, form an outstanding group with No 8 and premises occupied by K.J. Lestor to south west of No 8 Wicker Hill.

Listing NGR: ST8549258090


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1643 IOE Records taken by Ron L Pybus; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ron L Pybus. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Pybus, Ron L

Rights Holder: Pybus, Ron L


Ashlar, Stone, Tile, Stuart House, Georgian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Office, Unassigned, Building