House; circa 1788, classical astylar double pile mansion
linked to lower pavilions by quadrants. Central block of
2 storeys and mansard attic over raised basement linked by
single storey quadrant to outer pavilions, each of 2
storeys over raised basement. Rusticated ashlar raised
basement and groins; above elevations cherry-caulked red
rubble with contrasting polished sandstone dressings; harl
pointed flanks. Slightly advanced and pedimented centre bay
in SW entrance front; coat of arms in tympanum with military accoutrements above door with flanking engaged Roman Doric
columns and open pediment; triglyph and rosette frieze
continues over side windows (with balustraded aprons), all
set in shallow recessed panel; delicate fanlight, Venetian
window with Ionic order in 1st floor. Paired end stacks on
shaped gables; mansarded slated attic with dormers behind
balustrade. Outer pavilions with simple wallhead cornice
and blocking course linked to centre range by single storey
quadrants each with centre door set in shallow round-headed
recess flanked by blind Roman-Doric screen; corniced wallhead
with paired urns.
NE garden front; simplified pedimented elevation with swagged
coat of arms; tympanum linked to outer pavilions by single
storey quadrants, each with entrance as at SW flanked by
niches each housing full-size classical statue. Pavilions
each with simple centre Venetian window (blind side lights).
Multi-pane sash and case windows; piended slate roofs;
platformed roofs to pavilions; brick screen walls extend
from pavilions masking inner service courts, with ashlar
long-short rusticated arches.
Interior; ornate interior with Adamesque decoration.
Entrance lobby with arched columned screen leading to
barrel vaulted cross-passage.
Drawing room with carved marble Adamesque chimneypiece,
panelled doors with corniced and decorated doorpieces,
decorated plaster cornice, ceiling and mural roundels of
classical scenes suspended from swags.
Dining room; engaged columns with decorative necking and
composite capitals frame buffet recess; doorcases and
chimneypiece similar to drawing room. Cross-passage leads to
long curved staircase.
Gate piers; circa 1788, pair square rusticated polished
ashlar gate-piers with corniced and shaped caps supporting
Gardeners' bothy; circa 1788; simple brick 2-storey,
3-bay brick dwelling, polished ashlar dressings and
rusticated quoins. Steps to loft at S gable. Centre door; low
loft windows in outer bays only; pair ground floor windows
in rear (W) elevation with centre occulus in 1st floor.
Coped end stacks; slate roof.