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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1355633



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Downton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Mar-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 319798

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DOWNTON GRAVEL CLOSE SU 1721 (West Side) 5/326 No. 7/9 (Cobwebs)


Detached house, formerly 2 cottages. C17, C18, substantial C20 modification. Some timber framing with brick nogging, some brickwork; thatch roof. Original plan form not clear: a shallow depth property now with one large room to rebuilt fire opening in left, half-timbered section, smaller room, higher ceiling heights, in right, brick half. One storey and attics, 4 windows. Ground floor has two 2-light and one 3-light timber casements, the latter, to right of C20 plank door,set between blocked former window openings to fine splayed C18 brick voussoirs. Upper floor has two 2-light C19 wood casements to eyebrows, left, and two close-set similar to higher thatched eaves in right half. Brick stack to each gable end, slightly higher ridge to right half. Left gable rendered over framing, right gable brick. Rear is timber frame with brick nogging, small area of chalk block and some C17 brickwork; all C20 windows or doors, and a flat-roofed extension which is not of special interest. Interior much modified; right half has very heavy spine beam, mixture of C18 and C20 ceiling joists; left half has spine beam in two parts, propped by C20 post; left half with chamfer to run-out stops. Spine beams appear to be re-positioned, that to right formerly headed a partition. C20 stair. Roof structure not accessible, but heavy, rougHpurlins in left half, re-used from floor beams. The heavy framework to the left half, with diagonal struts, contains a mixture of Cl7, C18 and C19 brickwork.

Listing NGR: SU1741421646

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National Grid Reference: SU 17414 21646


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