Survey Data

Reg No

14403711


Rating

National


Categories of Special Interest

Archaeological, Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

Country house


In Use As

Country house


Date

1770 - 1790


Coordinates

291500, 254828


Date Recorded

12/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Detached ten-bay three-storey country house, commenced c.1200, with several phases of construction. Remodelled and renovated c.1780 and c.1840. Rubble stone walls. Rendered and ashlar limestone castellations and rendered chimneystacks. Ashlar limestone dressings with hood and label mouldings to square-headed and pointed-arched openings. Paired timber sash windows. Studded timber doors set in pointed-arched openings with hood mouldings. Port-cochere addition to north-east.

Appraisal

This castle has been renovated and extended to at several times in the last eight centuries, but retains much of its medieval fabric. The castle retains many features from those periods when it was remodelled (the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth centuries). The irregular form and fa├žades of the castle are complimented by the variety of square-headed and pointed-arched openings. The associated demesne structures, such as the stables, outbuildings, gate lodges and estate worker's house, enhance the setting and context of the castle.