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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 14739 48285


NETHERAVON SU 14 NW - 9/101 Netheravon House II* Large villa and hunting box, now officer's mess for Support Weapons Training Wing. After 1734, for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, on the site of a Roman villa. Extended 1791 by John Soane for M. Hector Beach. Brick with tiled roofs. Three storeys and cellar, 5 x 3 bays, double pile plan with entrance hall and stair flanked by main reception rooms on south front. Central door with Ionic portico, glazed at sides. Twelve-pane sashes with gauged brick heads and raised stone keys. Stone plat band between ground and first floors. Stone cornice and brick parapet. Six-panelled door in eared architrave. Sun fire mark No 655933. 1791 extension at rear, 3 bays, 3 storeys with single storey side rooms, extended upwards early C20. Some windows false. Sinuous Tuscan colonnade with rooms at back leads from house to stables (q.v.). Interior: Large entrance hall has very fine dogleg stair with 3 turned balusters to each tread. Flanking rooms fully panelled with chair-rail and good plaster cornices, the muntins raised above the panels. Fireplaces replaced c1930's. North east room has cornice only, and inlaid marble fireplace. First floor rooms on south front also panelled with cornices. Soane's addition contains secondary stair, plain, and one room to each floor, now mess room on ground floor. Servants' quarters in attics boarded. The house was built for coursing and hawking, and the grounds were laid out by Thomas Wright and published in Universal Architecture in 1755 and 1758.

Listing NGR: SU1473948285


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Universal Architecture, (1758)
Universal Architecture, (1755)


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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