West Foscote House

1 Aug 2000
West Foscote House, Grittleton, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire
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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 87 NE

7/58 West Foscote House


Estate farmhouse, 1850 by J. Thomson for J. Neeld of Grittleton.

Squared rubble stone with barge boarded stone slate eaves roof and ridge domed lantern. Two ridge stacks. Two storeys, 5-window range. Flush quoins, moulded band and front of four principal barge boarded gables and small centre gablet. Small-paned 2-light long-mullion ground floor windows and centre door in open triangular stone-slated porch with single column and arch each side. First floor has small 2-light window over door and four triangular oriels on curving brackets. Small-paned casements and stone slate roofs. Centre lantern is ashlar with square base, the front with circular sundial and plaque below inscribed 'Loyalty ever is the same / Whether it win or lose the game / True as the dial to the sun / Although it be not shin'd upon'. Above is bell- stage gabled and with open shafted arch each face. Front has shield inscribed I.N., rear shield marked 1850. Leaded dome with vane. North east rear wing, half-hipped each end and with west side lean-to. Rear of main range has a C20 extension, original 2- light windows and one ground floor triangular bay. Attached range of stalls behind are listed with Barn at West Foscote Farm (q.v.).

With West Sevington Farm (q.v.) and Lanhill Farm, Chippenham Without C.P. one of the most elaborate of the estate farms of the Grittleton estate.

Listing NGR: ST8533278911


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0122 IOE Records taken by Jeffery Bartlett; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Jeffery Bartlett. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bartlett, Jeffery

Rights Holder: Bartlett, Jeffery


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