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401 and 402 The Spa

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: 401 and 402 The Spa

List entry Number: 1021772


401 AND 402, THE SPA

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Melksham Without

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 314425

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ST 96 SW 4/208

MELKSHAM WITHOUT MELKSHAM THE SPA (east side) Nos 401 and 402

GV II Pair of attached houses. Early C19. Ashlar front and sides, rendered rubblestone to rear, Welsh slate hipped roof with central ashlar and brick stacks. 4 storeys, 4 windows. Entrance doors are to left and right, up concrete steps to first floor of No 401, and ground floor of No 402. C20 door in semi circular arched opening with fanlight, in 2 storey porch with hipped roof to 401. No 402 with ground floor entrance has first floor balcony to 3 storey wing to right, with fanlight over French windows; probably original entrance. Basement has two 8-pane sashes and French windows. Rusticated first floor has four 8-pane sashes in semi-elliptical panels with castellated aprons. Plat band with key pattern to second floor, four tall 8-pane sashes with wrought iron balconies. Third floor has four smaller 8-pane sashes, windows of second and third floor are separated by grooved pilasters carried up to cornice, with panelled frieze below. Pediment above cornice and blocking course either side. Left return, No 401 has blind windows to second and third floors and semi-circular blind arches to rusticated porch first floor. No 402 has 2 storey, 2-window wing to right with rusticated first floor. Rear is rendered with 4 sashes and semi-circular headed stair windows to sides. Interior not inspected. Part of a spa development in Melksham of c1815. (Melksham Guide 1815 V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol. 7, 1953)

Listing NGR: ST9142162827

Selected Sources

Books and journals
The Melksham Guide, (1815)
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1953)

National Grid Reference: ST 91421 62827


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