William Adam, architect. Dated 1729. Classical mansion; 2
storeys and attic over raised basement. Some alterations
probably mid 19th century, and additions to rear including
private chapel by John Starforth, 1889. Painted render, with
contrasting margins and rusticated quoins. East elevation: 7
bays, inner bay slightly advanced and pedimented; central
door in channelled margins, pedimented doorpiece altered to
fit porch and broad straight flight of steps added mid 19th
century; doorpiece repaired 1932 when porch removed;
segmental-arched 1st floor window, blind oculus and urn
finials to main pediment; other windows all square-headed,
sashes, with 12-pane glazing (9-pane at basement).
Eaves/lintel band and main cornice continued on all
elevsations; pedimented dormers, corniced massive stacks with
rusticated quoins; piended and platform slate roof, swept at
eaves. 4-bay flanks; corbelled mid 19th century oriel to
south; house now L-plan, rear wing extends north elevation by
3 additional bays; low, 1932, flat-roofed and urn-finialed
library beyond with loggia to south. Former west door (now a
window) in re-entrant angle, later in moulded architrave with
depressed ogee head and segmental pediment. Open court at
north, chapel with canted north end and facetted steep slate
roof, to west, alongside.
Interior: incorporates earlier fabric, including spiral
stair; altered probably mid 19th century - some wall
partitions removed; some detailing of finely carved main
stair altered and wall panelling added to give Jacobean
effect; fine chimney piece with Classical ornament on south
wall of inner hall flanked by alcoves, modillion cornices;
dining room (in rear wing) has "neo-Georgian" ornament
chapel; galler on single central column; crown-post roof; 3
leaded windows 1 blocked at present, others by Ward & Hughes,
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