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COURT 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: COURT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1023232

Location

COURT HOUSE, COURT STREET

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sherston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Dec-1951

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318096

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

SHERSTON COURT STREET ST 8485-8585 (south side) 8/99 Court House 12.12.51 GV II*

Section of former Court House, now house and village store. Probable C16 origin rebuilt in c1680, altered in the C19 and C20. Squared and coursed rubble rendered to north front with steeply pitched plain clay tile roof and 2 stone stacks, that to right with brick cap. L-shaped plan incorporating Nos 1 and 3 Cliff Road (q.v.). Two-storey, 5-bay range with 4-pane C19 sashes to ground floor 2 left bays and upper windows; large shop windows to remainder. Large, elegant shell hood on ornately carved brackets to doorway off-set to left, 2-leaf glazed door. Moulded plinth, coved cornice. East end wall has 2 glazed openings with blocked stone surrounds and 2 flush cambered-headed strainer arches above moulded first floor string course. Interior. Ground floor room to left has late C17 plaster ceiling with central floral rose, moulded oval compartment and fig and oak leaf sprays in the 4 corners. Late C17 staircase with square newels and turned balusters, dado panelling and concealed C17 fireplace in first floor room to left. Evidence of further plaster ceiling now lost in ground floor shop. Vaulted lock-up in basement. C17 roof structure survives. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8522785960

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)

National Grid Reference: ST 85227 85960

Map

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