Wilsford House

House. 1904-6, by Detmar Blow, for Sir Edward Tennant (Lord Glenconnor). Flint and chalkstone chequerwork, with stone slate roofs.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
435970
Names
Wilsford House
Coordinates
51.1566830° N, 1.8097440° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

15 Apr 1987

Wilsford House designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Wilsford House is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1131008
Grade
II*
Name
WILSFORD HOUSE
Location
WILSFORD HOUSE, WILSFORD
Parish
Wilsford cum Lake
District
Wiltshire
Grid Reference
SU 13401 39731

WILSFORD CUM LAKE WILSFORD SU 13 NW (east side)

8/218 Wilsford House 15.4.87 II* House. 1904-6, by Detmar Blow, for Sir Edward Tennant (Lord Glenconnor). Flint and chalkstone chequerwork, with stone slate roofs. Rear wing similar but irregular chequerwork and thatched roof. Two storeys, and tall attic storey. Rectangular plan with inset central section on north-west and single storey service wing to north-east, entrance side. Each facade has 3 steeply pitched moulded gables terminating in trefoiled finials to attic storey. North-west has a low central 6-panelled door with monolithic lintel inscribed ET 1906 and 3-light overlight flanked by windows in the recessed section. Four-light stone-mullioned and transomed windows with rebated chamfers and no labels throughout. South- west front has central oriel with central half-round glazed light set over secondary entrance. South-east front has half-glazed panelled door and segmental canopy on carved consoles. Ashlar stacks. Service wing has irregular windows and 3 flush dormers. Interior: North-west door leads to large reception hall opening to an open well stair to rear, a handsome wide structure of late C17 design with heavy handrail and baluster newels - in limed oak, said to have been reconstructed from an imported stair. Shallow arches with finials. Dining room to right of hall has coved ceiling and marble fireplace. Corridor to south door has groined plaster vaults. Rooms to south-east front also have marble fireplaces...

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Bibliography

  1. “WILSFORD HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1131008>