VILLETTS HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1355900

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1951

Statutory Address: VILLETTS HOUSE, 42, CRICKLADE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: VILLETTS HOUSE, 42, CRICKLADE STREET

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

District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 15746 83807

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Details

CRICKLADE STREET SU 1583 NE SWINDON (east side) 8/63 No. 42 (Villetts House) 2.10.51 II*

House, now offices, 1729. Stone, facade of Flemish brickwork with ashlar limestone dressings. Tiled roof. 3 storeys and cellars. 5 bays with brick apsidal ends of c1800. Rear wings with former entrance to left wing. Central hallway with flanking reception rooms and stair to rear. Elevation of 2 storeys framed with giant composite pilasters. Entrance up 4 steps; Corinthian doorcase with segmental stepped pediment and dropped keystone. 5-panelled and fielded door, the upper light with intersecting pointed glazing bars. Above entrance on first floor, elaborate Venetian window with 8-paned centre sash. Side lights brought forward with composite pilasters and elaborate entablature. Windows to both floors with intermittently moulded architraves and stepped keystones with a variety of masks. Brick aprons. Modillion cornice and pediment over 3 centre bays breaking through blind balustrade with baluster panels. Apsidal ends have 12-pane sashes, originals curved on upper floor. Side entrance with bracketed canopy and margin glazed door, now blocked. Interior: Fielded dado panelling to hallway. Radial fanlight to rear stair hall. 3-storey stair with 3 turned balusters to each tread and carved tread-end brackets. Extensive brick vaulted cellars.

Listing NGR: SU1574683807

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 318722

Legacy System: LBS

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