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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Steeple Ashton
National Grid Reference:
ST 90843 56954


STEEPLE ASHTON DARK LANE NORTH ST 9056 (north side) 13/228 No 9 (The Sanctuary) GV II*

Detached house. C15 with early C16 cross wing. Square-panelled timber-framing on rubble stone plinth, painted brick nogging, Bridgwater tiled roof with axial stone stack to cross range, external brick stack to hall range. Three-bay cruck-built hall range with 3-bay cross wing added at right angles. Two-storey, 3- window north west front. Ledged door in porch to right end of hall range, 2-light and 3-light leaded casements to left; gable end of wing to right has 2-light and 3-light leaded casements. First floor has two 2-light casements and one single-light casement, 2- light wood mullioned casement to attic gable of wing. Single- storey C19 addition attached to left of hall range; leaded casements and single-roman tiled roof. Right return, cross wing, has 2-light and single-light diamond leaded casements and pair of trefoil-headed wooden lancets, two 2-light first floor leaded casements. East gable end of cross wing has dressed stone plinth, small oriel to ground floor, jettied timber-framed first floor with one casement. Rear of hall range has 3-light and 2-light leaded casements, external brick stack. Rear of jettied wing has 6- panelled door to left, 2-light first floor casement. Interior: Hall range has full crucks on stone pads, open fireplace to north gable end with chamfered lintel, deep chamfered beam with incised date 1687 to inserted first floor. Stairs against rear wall with plank and muntin, inserted lateral stack with Tudor- arched stone fireplace. Truss dividing north bay from middle has chamfered arch-braced collar to cruck, formerly open. Cross wing has parlour with Tudor-arched stone fireplace at west end, moulded plank and muntin against timber-framed partition, moulded ceiling beams and exposed joists. First floor jettied room has exposed deep arch-braced collar truss roof with curved windbracing, west room has chamfered tie-beam to plainer roof truss, exposed rafters, open fireplaces, C17 cupboard beside west fireplace. Fine unaltered example of cruck-built C15 hall house with equally good early C16 wing; indicative of Steeple Ashton's late Medieval prosperity.

Listing NGR: ST9084356954


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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: 30 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00328/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron L Pybus. Source Historic England Archive
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