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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
West Ashton
National Grid Reference:
ST 88615 56036


WEST ASHTON ROOD ASHTON PARK ST 85 NE (south side) 6/283 Rood Ashton House 7.5.75 GV II

Remains of country house. 1808 by Jeffry Wyattville for Richard Godolphin Long, altered by Thomas Hopper 1836, larger part demolished in 1970s. Limestone ashlar, concrete tiled or flat roofs, octagonal panelled ashlar stacks. Late gothic-style. All that remains following demolition is the north wing. Present C20 entrance on truncated south side with-buttress. West front retains a 3-storey square corner tower to right with two stone roll-moulded cross windows with hoodmoulds to ground, first and second floors, octagonal corner pilasters carried up to panelled turrets linked by battlemented parapet with moulded coping. To left is single-storey bay with large 3-light mullioned and transomed window with hoodmould, quatrefoil to gable over with apex stack, 2-storey bay to left with cross windows to each floor. Rear now with C20 casements, C20 kitchen with reused windows and masonry. Interior gutted during 1970s, all fittings brought in; some reused. Occupies prominent hilltop site in landscaped park, built on site of earlier house. A new drive and tree planting in 1840, designed by Sir John Nasmyth, lodge (not listed) by T.H. Wyatt adjacent to Church of St John the Evangelist (q.v.) at south entrance to park. (VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST8861556036


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Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)


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: 27 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00372/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron L Pybus. Source Historic England Archive
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