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Statutory Address:

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

Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Calne Without
National Grid Reference:
ST 97563 70944


ST 97 SE CALNE WITHOUT LONDON ROAD (A4), Black Dog Hil (south side)

2/79 Rumsey House


House, c1800-20, ashlar with low-pitched hipped slate roofs and ashlar stacks. Main front to north is symmetrical composition of centre and slightly lower wings all with matching cornice and parapet, 1-5-1 windows overall. Three-storey centre has 12-pane upper windows, 16-pane elsewhere, and central heavily-detailed square porch with angle pilasters and cornice. Two-storey wings have 16-pane sashes, to first floor only on left, to both floors on right. Iron spearhead railings between porch and wings. Entry to service yard attached to right wing has 2 ashlar piers with iron gate and length of iron railing running north. South front is similar in style but different cornice moulding, possibly a slightly later range added parallel to original south front. Two storeys, 4-window range, 16-pane sashes above, French windows and door below, all with shutters. Across ground floor is wrought iron verandah with tent roof, 10 bays irregularly spaced. Property is recorded as held by the Browne family from the C17 and was rebuilt after 1800 for B.J. Browne Angell. (A.E.W. Marsh, A History of the Borough and Town of Calne, 1903, 189-91.)

Listing NGR: ST9756370944


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Marsh, A E W, A History of the Borough and Town of Calne, (1903), 189-191


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: 12 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16964/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Burgoyne. Source Historic England Archive
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