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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.


List entry Number: 1023245



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


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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318127

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ST 8485-8585 8/130

SHERSTON HIGH STREET (west side) No 31 (The Old Balcony House) 12.12.51

GV II Row house. Probable medieval origin, rebuilt in the late C17 with minor late C19 alterations. Squared and coursed dressed stone with stone dressings and gabled stone slate roof with rear stone stack. L-shaped plan. Three storeys and attic, 3-window street front. Central 2-storey projecting porch with balcony which gives the house its name. Windows to first floor and same level to porch are ovolo-moulded cross-mullions with casements; 2-light mullions to outer bays of upper floor with hoodmoulds and central tripartite casement window giving onto balcony. Two glazed late C19 bays to ground floor windows either side of porch. Porch has gabled hood and plank door and 2 keyed oculi to light inner space on side walls. Further plank door to side passage to right. Moulded string courses above ground and first floor windows. Further 2- light mullions to end walls at attic level and to rear range. Interior. Original butt-purlin, collar beam roof structure to both ranges and some C17 panelling to first floor passage. Queen Anne is reputed to have slept in the balcony room in 1705 on her way to Bath.

Listing NGR: ST8527885811

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National Grid Reference: ST 85278 85811


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