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Description: Polam Hall
Date Listed: 6 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 110600
OS Grid Reference: NZ2845313788
OS Grid Coordinates: 428453, 513788
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5186, -1.5620
1. (East Side)
NZ 2813 11/65
Second quarter of C19 villa, formerly the residence of Jonathan Backhouse the banker,
now a girls' school. Pinkish brick with stone eaves cornice and blocking course,
1st floor band and plinth. Low pitched hipped slate roof with end and ridge stacks.
Flat gauged brick arches and stone cills to recessed sash windows with glazing
Entrance front of 2 storeys, 3 windows, very large proportions. Stone central
section holds a porch in antis with square columns. Later C19 square bay at right,
early C20 stuccoed half-octagonal projection at left. Four-bay left return is
plain except for engraved stone panels below ground floor windows. Rear elevation
has a top half-storey, blank but for a central small window. Secondary entrance
front has a door with radial fanlight in Tuscan doorcase with open segmental pediment.
Various later C19 extensions to north.
Listing NGR: NZ2851213819
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Source: English Heritage
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