Survey Data

Reg No

16402116


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Country house


In Use As

Country house


Date

1920 - 1930


Coordinates

287777, 192293


Date Recorded

12/08/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached seven-bay two-storey with attic dormers neo-Queen Anne style country house, built in c.1925 on the site of an house of 1716, burnt down in 1922. The house is basically rectangular in plan with a relatively shallow full-height hip-roofed bays to the front, a pair of single-storey bays to the rear and a single-storey extension to the north side of c.1970. The walls are finished in painted roughcast and the overhanging hipped roof is slated and has flat-roofed dormers and tall rendered chimneystacks. The entrance consists of a panelled timber door encased with a granite Gibbsian surround with pediment; this surround is said to have belonged to the original house. The windows are largely flat-headed and largely filled with three over three timber sash frames, with casement frames to the dormers. Metal rainwater goods.

Appraisal

Rare domestic example of the early to mid 20th-century neo-Queen Anne style, much favoured by banks and other institutions. The Gibbsian surround to the entrance is said to have belonged to the original house of 1716, if so it has been remarkably well preserved.