KING JOHN'S HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1146279

Date first listed: 06-Jan-1966

Statutory Address: KING JOHN'S HOUSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: KING JOHN'S HOUSE

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Tollard Royal

National Grid Reference: ST 94419 17662

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Details

ST 91 NW TOLLARD ROYAL TOLLARD ROYAL VILLAGE (south side)

8/200 King John's House

6.1.66

GV II*

Detached house. C13, C14, C16 and C17. Close studding timber frame, flint and limestone, tiled roofs with diagonally-set brick stacks. C13 hall house with C17 east service cross wing and solar range to west. Two storey, 3-window front. C17 brick porch with Medieval door, round-arched opening and hipped tiled roof to left, cross window over, C16 stone and timber framed stair projection to right has 2-light wooden mullioned window, C17 flint and timber framed cross range to left has cross window to ground floor and 3- light mullioned and transomed window to first, to right is early C20 flint covered passage to C20 annexe with leaded casements. Left return has steps and C20 porch to services, cross window and 2-light mullioned window to ground floor, first floor has two cross windows; leaded glass. Rear, garden front of hall range has two narrow lights with depressed arched heads in splayed pointed openings and 5-light chamfered mullioned window to right, to left in solar range is C19 three-light mullioned window, first floor has two pairs of pointed lights with simple imposts and two cross windows, C17 cross wing has cross window to ground floor and 3- light mullioned and transomed window to first floor, two gabled dormers to hall roof, group of four diagonally-set stacks to cross wing roof, group of three square-set stacks to left range, tiled and timber bellcote to ridge. Right return has narrow light with depressed arched head to ground floor, pointed chamfered doorway at first floor level and chamfered square light to right, attic has 4- light and 2-light mullioned windows, to left is C16 solar with large external brick and limestone stack with offsets and 2-light mullioned windows to ground and first floors. Attached to left is 1920s butler's annexe with gabled front. Interior: Entrance hall has chamfered beams with ogee stops, fine C16 carved fireplace bressumer on stone jambs, stone Tudor-arched openings to services, to solar range and to stair hall. Dining room in service wing has reset C17 raised panelling with arabesque frieze over open fireplace with chamfered lintel, chamfered beams. Moulded planked doors to ground floor, some C17 panelled doors with cock's heads hinges to first floor. Widely splayed openings to medieval windows of hall and solar range. C17 open-well stairs have carved splat balusters, closed string and square newels with ball finials and heavy moulded handrail, barrel-vaulted ceiling. North west bedroom has reset C17 panelling, chamfered open fireplace lintel with rounded corners on chamfered stone jambs, and herringbone brick back, reset overmantel carved with guilloche ornament. King John's bedroom has Tudor-arched fireplace surround, formerly open to roof; rib-panelled roof. First floor hall has deeply chamfered beams with runout stops, Tudor-arched fireplace surround. Reset panelling in other bedrooms. Five-bay roof over hall range, 2-bay panelled roof to solar. General Pitt-Rivers used the house as a museum during the late C19. (N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9441917662

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 320426

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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