79, High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 (Grade II*)

79, High Street is a grade two star (II*) listed building in Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13. It was first listed in 1960.

About 79, High Street

CORSHAM HIGH STREET ST 8770 (west side) 5/225 No 79 20.12.60 GV II*

House, C16 or earlier, roughcast rubble stone with stone tiled roofs. One and a half storeys, Z-plan with main range gable-ended to street and wings projecting to north-east and south-west. End wall stacks to wings, ridge stack to main range. East end, to street, has main coped gable with 2-light hollow-moulded mullion window over 3-light flush chamfered mullion window. Studded plank door to right in chamfered surround. To right, east side of wing has upper dormer gable with 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window over 2-light ovolo-moulded window. North gable end of wing has blank panel and end wall stack on east roof slope. Rear west wall stack and large lean-to in angle to main range with north end door. Original pointed-arched doorway with plank door to cross-passage is within lean-to extension. Main range north front has ground floor 2-light and single light, to right of lean-to, and upper 2-light window, all ovolo-moulded. Roof is hipped at north-west angle. Stone-tiled single storey addition at west end, and to right, west side of south-west wing has recessed chamfered mullion window with hoodmould to each floor, 2-light above, 3-light below. South gable end is windowless and projects slightly beyond south front of main range. South front has pointed-arched former door to cross- passage, now with 4-pane intersecting glazing bar window, small hipped eaves-breaking dormer over, 2-light ovolo-moulded window to right with similar window in dormer gable over and blocked ground floor window beyond. Interior: Heavy 4-panel beamed ceiling at south-east extending over present entrance passage. Room above has wind-brace and stone Tudor-arched fireplace with shelf. Closed string stair with moulded rail. Early C18 panelled door from stair to north east upper room. Cross-passage has one pointed arched doorway on east side, to entrance passage and 2 on west side, one to rear passage, one to south-west ground floor room which has moulded Tudor-arched fireplace. House is recorded as owned by Bolton or Tomson Family from c1540 to 1597, L. Kington 1597-1606 and W. Moxham and his descendants 1606-1762 when bought by P. Methuen. (H. Brakspear Corsham n.d. 25.)

Where is 79, High Street?

79, High Street is located on 79, High Street, in Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST 87302 70661
Easting, Northing387302, 170661.36084
Latitude, Longitude51.434807, -2.184059
Grade listingII* (two star)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022054
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