Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 48029 14412
348029, 714412


Paul Waterhouse (Alfred Waterhouse & Son), dated 1903 at rainwater-heads. Large early Renaissance mansion with some Scottish Baronial features. Two/three storey and attic, asymmetrical composition of hammer-dressed pink sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Small-paned windows.

Westmoreland slated roof with crested ridge tiles and clustered octagon and lozenge stacks. West entrance elevation has off-centre advanced and gabled entrance bay with round arched open porch, arcaded band and 3 slim windows above octagonal angles; one window link to gable on left with 2 windows ground floor, three at 1st and 3-light attic. Wide

5-light stone mullioned and transomed hall window bay to right with arcaded parapet and segmentally over-arched bipartite to right, 2 small windows, 2 larger windows and left-hand mullioned and transomed window above, corbelled and canted three-light oriel bay with denticulated gablet, tall shafted stack and corbelled angle turret with conical roof at attic level far right.

Dwarf walled circular forecourt with 3 panelled-pier gateways and arched gateways with wrought-iron gates and ball finials flanking house.

North frontage 2-storey attic and full basement in fall of ground. Square gabled pavilion (north end of west front) on right, large mullioned stair window of 3 mullioned and double transomed lights. Semi-octagonal stair turret corbelled to square attic stage with 2 deeply recessed windows and pyramid roof, single bay of 2-light mezzanine windows divided by pilaster strip from 4-window section (grouped 2- 2 basement and 1st) linking to advanced left-hand gable with broad shallow bow of 4 lights, 3 light attic window above; canted

bay east gable, short wing returning south, conservatory running south from it at main floor level, 6-plane roof, octagonal turret at south-east. South frontage has extensive main floor and basement level additions but has advanced ends with corbelled angle turrets flanking gabled rectangular bays of 3 lights with shafted angles and asymmetrical central frontage with 2 gables of unequal size, central one 2-window flanked by octagonal turrets.

Lions at balustrading of south terrace. Opulent interior, panelled hall, marble balustrade stair with upper arcade.

Painted coffered ceiling.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Mount Melville. Rebuilt for the Younger family of brewery fame. See under Mount Melville for stables etc.



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