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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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ST 99102 66725



5/136 Splatts House


House built 1729 for F and P Child, chequered brick with ashlar dressings, slate roof and end stacks. Two storeys and attic, 5- window range. Formal east front with moulded plinth, rusticated quoins, moulded string, coved cornice and parapet with corner urns. Centre porch bay projects with balustrade. Two dormers. Main windows are segment-headed in raised bead-moulded surrounds with keystones. C19 plate glass sashes. String course and cornice broken forward over keystones. Porch bay has similar windows to first floor front and sides, ground floor side doors in segment- headed surrounds and front door in moulded architrave with broad shell hood on scroll brackets. Inner door has architrave and fielded strips each side, possibly indicating a removed hood and therefore that porch bay is added. Four-window rear with coved eaves cornice, the upper floor complete, the first floor with dripcourse but right window removed, the ground floor with door in moulded surround and dripcourse over 2 windows to right, but one removed. To left, a moulded stone plaque FCP 1729 and then 2 superimposed mullion and transom 2-light stair windows. An early C19 rear wing connects to a 2-storey gabled outbuilding with asbestos sheet roof and coped south gable. East side bead-moulded 2-light upper window and ground floor single light. South end wall has moulded plinth, flush quoins and ashlar gable with 6 tiers of dove-openings. West side has recessed cyma-moulded mullion windows, two 2-lights flanking upper door, 3-light with dripstone below. Interior of house mostly altered in C19, some panelled shutters. Outbuilding to rear has full-width circular opening in first floor at north end, purpose unknown. Splatts was the estate of the Child family from the C16 to 1780. Sir Francis Child (1642- 1720) founded Child's Bank, London. (Wiltshire Notes and Queries 11, 1899; R.J. Cole, A short history 4 Heddinton and district n.d.)

Listing NGR: ST9910266725


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Books and journals
Cole, R J , A Short History of Heddington and District
'Wiltshire Notes and Queries' in Wiltshire Notes and Queries, (1899)


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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Date: 05 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/15263/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Graham Hill. Source Historic England Archive
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