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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: 1036419



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Norton Bavant

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 313431

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NORTON BAVANT NORTON BAVANT VILLAGE ST 94 SW (west side) 4/209 Norton Bavant House, with attached garden walls to 11.9.68 west (formerly listed as Norton Bavant. House)


Country house. Late C17, altered late C18 and C20. Rendered brick, fishscale tiled hipped roof, brick stacks in linked groups of four. 2-storey and attic, 7-windowed; casements. Central door with 6 fielded panels, partly glazed, in moulded stone architrave with fine shell hood on console-brackets, either side are three hollow-chamfered cross windows, moulded string course at lintel level. First floor has 7 hollow-chamfered cross windows. Moulded and coved eaves cornice to steeply pitched hipped roof, four flat- headed dormers with 2-light casements. Right return has central glazed double doors in moulded eared stoned architrave with flat wooden hood on brackets, two plate glass sashes in former cross windows to right, two cross windows to left, string course. First floor has five cross windows, one retains leading. Cornice. Three flat-headed dormers to attic. Rear has three cross windows, chamfered doorcase with glazed door to right of centre and early C20 porch to left, string course, six cross windows to first floor, cornice and two flat-headed dormers to hipped gables, the centre two bays are C18 insertion, with flat lead roof, filling in former narrow rear courtyard between flanking wings. Left return has three cross windows to ground floor and two to first floor, attached is 1920's 2-storey extension with cross windows and fishscale tiled roof. Interior: some alterations in 1960's including the early C18 stairs being moved from west entrance hall to centre of house, original stairs retained; two turned balusters per open string tread, wide moulded and ramped handrail, glazed inner door in elliptical-arched opening is also late C20. Good original fittings in rest of house, especially panelling in most of rooms. Rear drawing room has bolection moulded, fielded panelling, dentilled ceiling cornice, bolection-moulded doorcases and doors with 6 fielded panels, eared fireplace surround. Particularly fine first floor billiard room has bolection-moulded and raised panelling with wooden ceiling cornice, matching doors with 'H'-hinges. Attic stairs with splat balusters to closed string, square chamfered newels with bar stops and bulgy finials, wide moulded handrails, attic rooms with planked doors with strap hinges in chamfered cases with bar stops, and one Tudor-arched doorway with ribbed door, some studded timber partitioning. Through purlin roof. House probably built by Benet family and occupied by them until early C20, see Benet chapel in Church of All Saints (q.v.). Attached to west are English garden wall bond brick walls with stone coping, round and segmental-arched openings. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; VCH, Wiltshire, Vol. 8).

Listing NGR: ST9063743387

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)

National Grid Reference: ST 90637 43387


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