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WESTBURY HOUSE. RAILINGS ALONG EAST SIDE AND WALLED FORECOURT TO SOUTH OF WESTBURY 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: WESTBURY HOUSE. RAILINGS ALONG EAST SIDE AND WALLED FORECOURT TO SOUTH OF WESTBURY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1036119

Location

WESTBURY HOUSE. RAILINGS ALONG EAST SIDE AND WALLED FORECOURT TO SOUTH OF WESTBURY HOUSE, ST MARGARET'S STREET

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bradford-on-Avon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Apr-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 312701

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. ST MARGARET'S STREET 5411 (West Side)

Westbury House. Railings along East side and walled Forecourt to South of Westbury House ST 8260 2/7 18.4.52.

II* GV

2. Early C18, coursed rubble with freestone dressings. Two principal elevations, East and South, the latter facing up St. Margaret's Street. East elevation: 3 storeys and basement, 5 windows sashes, all except ground floor with glazing bars. All windows have architrave surrounds, those on ground floor having cambered heads and keystones. Centre window over door similar, but no keystone. Plain strings at 1st and 2nd floor levels, moulded cornice and parapet with balusters at intervals directly over windows. Angle pilasters. Semi-circular-headed centre doorway with keystone and imposts, plain jambs, fanlight with glazing bars, panelled double doors. Stone doorcase with entablature and open pediment on semi-Tuscan pilasters rusticated with square blocks. Steps up to door. Good wrought-iron railings flanking steps and around basement area. South elevation: 3 storeys and basement, 5 windows, sashes all except ground floor with glazing bars. All windows have deep roll bolection moulding surrounds. Ground floor windows and 1st floor centre window cambered heads with keystones. 2nd floor windows moulded sills, 1st floor and ground floor windows plain sills on cut stone brackets. Moulded strings at 1st and 2nd floor levels, moulded cornice and balustered parapet. The centre windows are flanked by pilasters in three Orders forming central feature; ground floor fluted Corinthian, joined at caps by open segmental pediment with dentils; 1st floor fluted Ionic, joined by open triangular pediment with dentils; 2nd floor pilasters have surface panels and rise to cornice. Small paved forecourt completely enclosed by stone wall having 2 piers with ball caps in acanthus leaf cuppings and 2 similar half-piers at quoins. In this house was born in 1800 Richard Bethall, who became Lord Westbury and Lord Chancellor.

The Three Horseshoes and Nos 1 to 4 (consec) Frome Road form a group with the Liberal Club, The Baptist Chapel, the Congregational Church and Hall and Nos 6 to 16 (consec) 19 to 22 (consec), 36, 42 to 49 (consec) and Westbury House, St Margarets Street and No 1 St Margarets Hill.



Listing NGR: ST8253960857

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National Grid Reference: ST8253960857

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