Much altered house and much restored. Work by Thomas
Telford 1783; reconstruction work following fire damage both
in 1873 and in 1955. Essentially 3 ranges in south-facing
U-plan; north-facing neo-classical entrance in bay linking
inner and E ranges. Mostly rubble-built with ashlar
dressings and margins. Main inner range: completely gutted
in 1955, and walls heightened/altered in reconstruction with
main roof swept over stump of former N wing. 2 storeys, 2
conical-roofed turrets in roughly Z-plan arrangement, that
on N wall perhaps originally a 17/18th century stair, that
to S, with garden entrance, circa 1955; S elevation with
3-window inner bow.
N ENTRANCE (?by Telford): possibly re-positioned in 19th
century; broad outer pilasters, cornice and blocking course,
wide panelled door with sidelights and thermal window above.
2-storey E wing comprises 2 unequal parallel blocks in double-pile arrangement; W wing single storey, curved low linking bay at NW. Mostly sash windows throughout with 12-pane glazing pattern. Corniced stacks; roofs covered mostly with graded slates. Unusual (?) 18th century ashlar-built well to NE, water spout set in S face, armorial panel above, water pours into trough below.
Statement of Special Interest
Listed for historic interest. The earliest known sizeable
job by Telford was at Westerhall.
Penfold notes a letter from Telford to Andrew Little, July
1783, "Mr Pulteney and I have made 100 alterations in