Welcome House / R And M White

30 Jun 2001
Welcome House, The Square, Mere, Salisbury, Wiltshire, BA12 6DL
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R And M White, 6 And 7 The Square, Mere, Salisbury, Wiltshire, BA12 6DL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 8032-8132 MERE THE SQUARE (north side)

6/80 Nos 6 and 7 (R and M White) and Welcome House


Houses and commercial premises on street frontage. Late C19. Good coursed and squared limestone to alternating rusticated quoins, plinth, and cill bands, Welsh slate roof. A late Victorian structure on a larger scale than earlier buildings in the town centre, with long projecting back wings. Street front is 3 storeys, 3+2 windows. Ground floor has a 2-light plate glass display window with slender central shaft and a moulded head now modified, double-panelled door to overlight with ringed shafts to high plinths carrying deep consoles to a flat-stone hood with moulded edge. Overlight has basket-handle arch. To right, near centre of building, a 2-storey canted bay with plate glass windows; then a plate glass sash in moulded surround and basket-handle head. Far right a door with 3 over 3 panels under overlight, and in richly modulated surround with hood, all as other doors. First floor has 4-pane sashes, and central canted bay; second floor has five small 4-pane sashes; all these in moulded surrounds, basket-handle heads; and to wide stone cills on brackets. Deep brick stack, left; cropped rendered stack to left of Halfway House. Eaves cornice, plain second floor string, moulded first floor string, small plinth. Back has various glazing bar sashes, and a round-arched doorway, and is probably older than the street front; wing to right is six bays. Main roofs have coped gables. A vigorous scheme, over-scaled for its prominent location.

Listing NGR: ST8128632384


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0485 IOE Records taken by G M Cotton; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr G.M. Cotton. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cotton, G.M.

Rights Holder: Cotton, G.M.


Limestone, Welsh Slate, Victorian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Commercial Office, Commercial, Shop