Circa 1820. 2-storey, 5-bay rectangular plan villa. Squared and snecked sandstone, base course, ashlar course at ground floor ceiling height, ashlar cill course above. Tooled, raised ashlar margins. Attached to and connecting with remains of 16th (?) century tower house; 2-storey, asymmetrical, rubblestone with large stepped chimney.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION OF VILLA: symmetrical. Central corniced doorpiece with Roman Doric pilasters, 5-pane fanlight with horizontal glazing bars to outer panes. Regular fenestration.
N ELEVATION: 3 bays, central doorway now with brick-built lean-to reaching cill course. Additional small window to left of lean-to.
E ELEVATION: 3-bays, ground floor windows blind, 1st floor window to left blind, central and to right glazed.
12-pane sash and windows to each bay. Piend roof, grey slate, with broad, hipped, rendered chimney stacks rising from eaves to E and W.
INTERIOR: floreate cornice in principal rooms, hall and landing. Cast-iron bannisters. Shutters to sash windows. Grey marble (?) fireplace in room ground floor SE. Patterned encaustic tiled floor to entrance hall.
S ELEVATION OF OLD HOUSE: adjoined to W gable of later house.
2 storeys, 2 bays, pitched roof narrows to cat-slide. Short projecting wing to S, single storey and attic, 1 bay and single pitch roof, entrance door to S elevation with window above, 2 openings to E wall.
N ELEVATION: 2 bays, asymmetrical. Blocked in archway visible. Plain entrance door to left, 12-pane sash window at 1st floor. To right small window at ground floor, 2 blind windows at 1st floor. To right at W corner large stepped chimney projecting N.
W ELEVATION: asymmetrical. Louvred window ground floor beneath chimney, glazed window 1st floor, others boarded or blocked.
Rubble stone chimneys; to S at wallhead by cat-slide, at W gablehead, to N piercing pitched roof.
INTERIOR: much altered and adapted over centuries. Stepped chimney creates own chamber, access through doorway, subsidiary fireplaces and niches within. Remnant of turnpike stair to centre of building. Floors stone and brick.
OUTBUILDINGS: lean-to built against E elevation of villa, similar adjoining stepped chimney but utilizing boundary wall and rubble wall. Flat roofed utility building to E of villa.
BOUNDARY WALL: rubble stone boundary walls of varying ages to W&S. Iron railings to E, stone gatepiers and remnants of rubble stone wall at entrance.
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