Early 19th century. Classical house of unusual design for
this area. 2-storey symmetrical house main elevation appears
single storey, flanked by lower single storey bow-ended
pavilions. Square coursed rubble with painted smooth
rusticated quoins, painted raised margins.
S Front: 3-bay with flanking single bay pavilions. To centre,
advanced bay has wide Tuscan columned doorpiece, corniced
with blocking course. Recessed pilastered tripartite door
with astragalled fan and sidelights, double-leaf door.
Flanking door shallow bowed bays with Venetian windows with
column mullions and wide archivolt. Sash and case windows
with small-pane glazing intersecting in arched head.
Bull-faced granite basecourse with smooth band above, moulded
eaves cornice, parapet. Pavilions with single light 12-pane
windows and piend roofs.
Rear elevation rubble, central full-height canted bay with
pointed arch door and modern open porch. Windows single light
mostly with 12-pane glazing.
Piended slate roofs. Tall corniced sandstone stacks with
Interior: outstanding interior, tripartite glazed vestibule
screen, exceptional hall with curved double staircase, fluted
Doric screen to landing. Stair balusters fine cast-iron with
roundels of classical figure groups. All main rooms have
delicate plaster cornices and good marble chimneypieces.
Tudor arch-headed astragalled glazed door under stairs gives
access to library with a similar door (now fixed glazed)
flanked by pointed-arch fanlights (that to right now with
door opened). Good panelled doors, some Tudor arch-headed.
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