BROWNSTONE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1251612
Date first listed:
19-Sep-1972
Statutory Address:
BROWNSTONE HOUSE, 47, NEW PARK STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
BROWNSTONE HOUSE, 47, NEW PARK STREET

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Devizes
National Grid Reference:
SU 00547 61614

Details

1. 1042 NEW PARK STREET (North East Side)

No 47 (Brownstone House) SU 0061 3a/159

I GV

2. 1720. 2 storeys and attic, with basement. A wide front divided in 3 main parts with 3-bay central projection. Symmetrical, except for additional 1 bay extension set back to left hand. Stone plinth with moulded capping. Dark red rubbed brickwork of very fine quality. Chamfered stone quoins. Elaborate moulded stone cornice with carved brackets. Hipped old tile roof. 3 dormers each with moulded wood cornice. Main part - 7 tall windows on 1st floor all with stone bolection architrave and keystones, the central with 'mask' carving and remainder with leaf ornament. 6 similar windows on ground floor with additional frieze and cornice over each. Tall 8-panel central door in heavy plain frame and stone surround of bold bolection architrave with keystone ornamented with cupid's head over folded wings, outer surround of panelled pilasters and carved scroll brackets. (acanthus ornament) supporting moulded cornice with enriched bed mould (leaf motif) and segmental pediment similar enrichment. Six 2-light stone mullioned leaded casements, to basement. Bay to left hand same design and one window (cornice at slightly lower level). The house has a forecourt of brick paving and flight of 5 semi-circular steps to entrance door. Square chimneys of brick with stone quoins and moulded stone capping. Wing to left hand at back of building, similar general design but with coved plaster cornice, Some slight modern additions on return elevation to left hand. Interior has panelling, plasterwork and fine staircase with turned balusters.

Brownstone House, No 48 and the Castle Hotel form an important group at the South end of Nnew Park Street.

Listing NGR: SU0063861560

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
434336
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03626/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M Reed. Source Historic England Archive
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