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EASTON HOUSE

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: EASTON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1022018

Location

EASTON HOUSE

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Corsham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1960

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Aug-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 315160

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Details

CORSHAM EASTON ST 87 SE 1/133 Easton House (formerly listed as Easton Farmhouse) 20.12.60 GV II*

House, C16 origins, mostly late C17 and C18, ashlar and rubble stone with stone tiled roofs. Main range is ashlar-fronted 2 storeys and attic, 'T'-plan apparently late C17 altered in early C18 and front altered again in mid C18. Large outside end-wall stacks with diagonal paired shafts, moulded copings, flush quoins. Front is regular 5-window range with moulded plinth, band and moulded cornice, 12-pane sashes in plain raised surrounds with moulded sills. Six-panel central door in Roman Doric columned doorcase with dentilled pediment. East end wall and rear wing east side have plinth carried around and smaller cornice moulding. End wall has 2 upper blank windows in bolection-moulded surrounds with moulded sills and 2 ground floor blank recessed cyma-moulded mullion-and-transom windows. Rear return has similar upper and lower blank windows with dripcourse, carried along east side of rear wing, which has 2 upper 12-pane sashes in similar bolection surrounds, one ground floor similar mullion-and-transom window and 6-panel door in large bolection-moulded doorcase wth cornice. Rear of main house west of wing has one-window range of similar blank mullion-and-transom windows, both with hoodmoulds. West side of wing has similar windows, with hoodmoulds, 2 to first floor, one at half level and one blank to ground floor to right of 6-panel door in chamfered surround with hoodmould. 'T'-plan lower rear wing, possibly C16 altered C17 and C18. East side has one-window range of mullion windows, 3-light recessed cyma-moulded with hoodmould below, 2-light flush cyma-moulded above. Return has large east end outside stack, first floor 2-light mullion window to left and small gable over 16-pane sash to right with 2-light mullion window and hoodmould below. West side has upper 2-light window and return to west with coped gable and end stack, south front remodelled in early C18 with 6-panel door in raised moulded surround and hood on brackets to right and sash in raised moulded surround to left. Rear has mullion windows. Interior: fielded panelling, panelled doors to front rooms with C18 fireplaces. Rear wing has fine early C18 stair with moulded rail and twisted balusters. Fielded panelled dado. One fireplace in ground floor south-east room apparently a reused c1760 overdoor from Corsham Court (q.v.). Rear wing has heavy beamed 4-panel ceiling, 2 scratch moulded doors and some early C18 panelling in centre room, large moulded Tudor-arched east end fireplace and exceptional early C18 panelled room with shell niche and marble fireplace to west.

Listing NGR: ST8898770439

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National Grid Reference: ST 89000 70440

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