Survey Data

Reg No

16400706


Rating

National


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Country house


In Use As

House


Date

1830 - 1840


Coordinates

324706, 215912


Date Recorded

20/08/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced multiple-bay two-storey former country house, built 1835, to designs of William Vitruvius Morrison. The building was partly destroyed by fire in 1969. The north-west wing was then converted to four houses. The remaining portion of the original house is one dwelling. The building is constructed in granite and comprised of a series of gabled wings. The panelled door is part set within a Tudor-arched opening. Window openings generally have Tudor-arched heads and they have mainly casement side-hung timber frames. The pitched roof is finished with natural slate cast-iron rainwater goods. Chimneystacks are ashlar granite with plain caps and tall decorative clay pots. Internally the main portion of the original house has many original features including the original stairs and stained glass windows depicting the ancestral history. The building is set within a large mature garden.

Appraisal

A medium sized country house in Tudor Revival style, to designs by William Vitruvius Morrison, which is in relatively original condition even though it has suffered considerably from fire and by subdivision into individual dwellings. The setting has been diminished with the selling of most of the demesne.