Survey Data

Reg No

16403006


Rating

National


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1695 - 1700


Coordinates

324602, 187980


Date Recorded

14/08/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached five-bay two-storey house, built c.1697. The building is finished in render and has a three-bay breakfront which previously was pedimented. Two-bay single-storey wings were added in 1843. The remains of the hipped roof is finished in natural slate. The house is set within a well wooded demesne which contain renowned gardens and an arboretum. Following a fire in 1976 the house is now ruinous. Large range of outbuildings to the rear of the house, now partly converted to dwellings and visitor services.

Appraisal

Although now ruinous this is still an important 17th century house and is certainly worth preserving. Site is in the care of the Office of Public Works. Gardens open to the public.