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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: 1131064



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Amesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Oct-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321365

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12/53 No 21, (Sycamore House)

II Experimental smallholder's dwelling 1919-1920, by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for the Board of Agricultural and Fisheries, under supervision of W.R. Jaggard. Reinforced in- situ concrete with flat concrete roof. Two storey. Standard plan with central entrance, stair hall and service rooms to rear. In situ concrete porch added c1940. Doors and windows replaced c1986 with diamond pattern double glazing. Walls are of 1 : 8 Portland cement and local gravel, 12in thick reducing to 9in on first floor, reinforced with vertical 'exmet' and horizontal 'temperature' 1/4in reinforcing bars above and below openings. Precast first floor T beams with screed. Precast roof trusses carrying 2in in-situ concrete slab on 'hyrib' with Pudlo added. Roof later felted. Internal partitions of precast concrete blocks. Precast lintels to openings. 2in Pudlo cement damp proof course. One of the first five experimental buildings to investigate economy of using local materials. (Jaggard, W.R., Experimental Cottages, A report on the work of the Department at Amesbury, Wiltshire, 1921; Country Life, 20th and 27th November 1920)

Listing NGR: SU1626141601

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jaggard, W R , Experimental Cottages A Report on the Work of the Department at Amesbury Wiltshire, (1921)
'Country Life' in 20 November, (1920)
'Country Life' in 27 November, (1920)

National Grid Reference: SU 16261 41601


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