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THE MANSION HOUSE (CORSHAM YOUTH CENTRE)

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: THE MANSION HOUSE (CORSHAM YOUTH CENTRE)

List entry Number: 1022096

Location

THE MANSION HOUSE (CORSHAM YOUTH CENTRE), PICKWICK ROAD

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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 315355

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

CORSHAM PICKWICK ROAD ST 87 70 (south side) 5/327 The Mansion House (Corsham Youth Centre) 20.12.60 (Corsham Youth Centre with forecourt walls Mansion House) GV II

House, c1720 altered 1897 by H. Brakspear, ashlar with hipped stone-tiled roof and 2 central ashlar stacks. Two storeys and attic, 5-window range, square plan main house with formal north front. Raised plinth, moulded cornice over ground floor, modillion cornice and parapet with 5 short sections of balustrade. Channelled quoin pilasters. Windows in architraves with fielded apron panels, C19 plate-glass sashes. Central 8-panel double doors in architrave with scrolled pediment on brackets. Semi-circular steps up. Three dormers with alternating pediments. Similar dormers to east and west side, east side has large projecting bay dated 1897. Garden front appears largely C19 apart from quoin pilasters and piers over. Arched doorway with carved arms and dates 1721 and 1897. Attached to west is service wing in 3 sections, 'L'-plan. First range is early C18, 3-storey and attic with coped west gable and end stacks, 3 hipped dormers and 6-window range, originally of 2-light flush cyma-moulded mullion windows, but 4 on first floor replaced by C19 twelve-pane sashes. Moulded timber eaves, flush quoins and dripcourses. Ground floor has C19 glazed corridor in front with 2 ashlar porches, but original details survive within. Second section, at right angles is single- storey room with large bay window, dated 1900 on north stack. Beyond is 2-storey, 4-window stable, dated RNS 1723 for R and S. Neale. Coped gables, end stacks, door in ashlar surround with cornice, ashlar carried up framing datestone and decorative keyed oval upper window. Rubble stone each side, originally rendered, one-window range to right, 2 to left, of 2-light mullion windows, possibly C19. One window is in blocked elliptical arched opening. Interior: much fine fielded panelling, including completely panelled rooms to north-west on each floor, panelled hall arch and paired arches on landing. Stair has surviving panelled dado and carved brackets to treads but balustrade has been removed. North- west rooms each floor have panelling, upper room with bolection- moulded fireplace.

Listing NGR: ST8706570260

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National Grid Reference: ST 87065 70260

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