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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield
National Grid Reference:
ST 80415 38684


MAIDEN BRADLEY KINGSTON LANE ST 83 NW 4/99 Bradley House GV II Country house, remains of larger house. Early C18, part demolished and altered 1821 for Seymours, Dukes of Somerset. Rendered limestone, tiled hipped roof, brick stacks with moulded cappings. The present house is the west wing of a larger house formerly on three sides of a south-facing courtyard, 1820s rear parallel range and service wing. Two-storey and attic, 8-window. C17-style C19 stone porch with cross windows, semi-circular headed doorway and open pediment with Seymour arms, three 24-pane sashes to right and left, plus a blind bay to left, all with moulded architraves and pediments with carved animals or busts. First floor has eight C19 twelve-pane sashes with moulded architraves and cornices. Modillioned cornice to balustraded parapet, six pedimented attic dormers with 12-pane sashes. Left return has C19 French windows to right, flanked by shell-headed niches with statues of Autumn and Winter, 2-storey canted bay with 12-pane sashes and French windows to left, two pedimented dormers to attic. Rear early C19 range has 12-pane sashes and large later C19 five- light mullioned and transomed window lighting stairs, four pedimented dormers as before. Services and estate offices, formerly servants hall in wing projecting to left; 12-pane sashes to garden front and 2-light mullioned casements to rear courtyard. Right return of main range has attached C20 two-storey extension, not of special interest, 2-light mullioned casements to gable end of Cl9 range. Interior has entrance hall with late C19 open well stairs in C17 style with turned balusters to closed string. Joinery includes good 8-panelled doors, and 6-panelled doors in moulded eared architraves, C18 range has reception rooms with late C18 fireplaces, window shutters. The large Seymour house illustrated in Vitruvius Britannicus Vol II, much reduced in size in 1821, and continues to be occupied by the same family. Set in planted parkland. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8039238695


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


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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