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Description: Puslinch House
Date Listed: 29 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 100442
OS Grid Reference: SX5695050893
OS Grid Coordinates: 256950, 50893
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3405, -4.0116
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SX 55 SE NEWTON AND NOSS
29/3/60 Puslinch House
Country house and seat of the Yonge family. Circa 1720 built for James Yonge.
Architect unknown but of the "Queen Anne" Wren type. Red brick in Flemish bond and
with stone dressings. Rusticated stone quoins, plain string course and moulded stone
plinth. Slate hipped mansard roof with large moulded eaves cornice. Double depth
rectangular plan. Two storeys, attics and basement. North entrance front 2:3:2
bays. Centre three bays break forward. Tall sash windows complete with thick
glazing bars rubbed brick flat arches with keystones and moulded stone cills. Large
central stone doorway with Corinthian half-column, pediment, pulvinated frieze and
moulded architrave. Tall fielded ten-panel door. Flight of moulded stone steps with
iron balustrade. The south, garden front is similar but has tall central garden door
in rusticated architrave with segmental pediment and steps with iron balustrade.
East and west side elevations of five bays without centre breaks. The west side has
pedimented centre ground floor window and circa C19 single storey porch.
Segmental and triangular pedimented dormers with sashes. On the east side the ground
level is lower and the basement windows have stone ovolo moulded cross mullions and
transoms, and the basement door has a moulded granite architrave, C20 service door
and porch above with a flight of C20 stairs. Large rendered symmetrically arranged
chimney stacks with cornices.
Interior: good contemporary interior including open-well staircase with three
twisted balusters per tread, moulded hand rail ramped up to fluted column newels and
panelled dado. Panelled rooms including entrance hall with fielded panelling,
cornices, plasterwork and chimneypieces. Contemporary joinery intact including
servants' stair from the basement to the attics.
James Yonge was the son of Dr James Yonge a Naval surgeon.
Puslinch House replaced the old manor house, now known as Old Puslinch Farmhouse
qv. which is situated approximately 150 metres to west north west.
Country Life Volume 74 November 18th 1933 pages 524-529.
Listing NGR: SX5695050893
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