© Mr M Reed
BROWNSTONE HOUSE, 47 NEW PARK STREET (north east side)
DEVIZES, KENNET, WILTSHIRE
Mr M Reed
06 September 2001
19 September 1972
Date of last amendment:
19 September 1972
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1042 NEW PARK STREET
(North East Side)
No 47 (Brownstone House)
SU 0061 3a/159
1720. 2 storeys and attic, with basement. A wide front divided in 3 main
parts with 3-bay central projection. Symmetrical, except for additional 1
bay extension set back to left hand. Stone plinth with moulded capping. Dark
red rubbed brickwork of very fine quality. Chamfered stone quoins. Elaborate
moulded stone cornice with carved brackets. Hipped old tile roof. 3 dormers
each with moulded wood cornice. Main part - 7 tall windows on 1st floor all
with stone bolection architrave and keystones, the central with 'mask' carving
and remainder with leaf ornament. 6 similar windows on ground floor with
additional frieze and cornice over each. Tall 8-panel central door in heavy
plain frame and stone surround of bold bolection architrave with keystone
ornamented with cupid's head over folded wings, outer surround of panelled
pilasters and carved scroll brackets. (acanthus ornament) supporting moulded
cornice with enriched bed mould (leaf motif) and segmental pediment similar
enrichment. Six 2-light stone mullioned leaded casements, to basement. Bay
to left hand same design and one window (cornice at slightly lower level).
The house has a forecourt of brick paving and flight of 5 semi-circular steps
to entrance door. Square chimneys of brick with stone quoins and moulded
stone capping. Wing to left hand at back of building, similar general design
but with coved plaster cornice, Some slight modern additions on return elevation
to left hand.
Interior has panelling, plasterwork and fine staircase with turned balusters.
Brownstone House, No 48 and the Castle Hotel form an important group at the
South end of Nnew Park Street.