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Description: Goldhanger House
Date Listed: 8 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 118856
OS Grid Reference: TL9057509309
OS Grid Coordinates: 590575, 209309
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7501, 0.7594
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TL 90 NW GOLDHANGER CHURCH STREET
7/3 Goldhanger House formerly
House. Circa 1851. Ewan Christian for the Rev. C. Leigh. Red brick with blue
brick diapering. Yorkshire stone dressing to plinths. All window dressings and
cills of Caen stone. Specified diamond quarry glass lead lights, of British
plate glass to dining and drawing rooms, thick crown glass to all other windows.
Door and window cills of English oak. Baltic fir, deals and battens for
joinery. Red plain tiled roofs. Stepped eaves cornice. Stone coping and
finials to all gables. 6 red brick chimney stacks with various 3 octagonal,
diagonal attached and square shafts, all with decorative mouldings and cappings,
one to far right, front exterior. One red brick chimney stack to left single
storey former service wing. Asymmetric plan. 2 storeys attics and cellar.
Main range with left and off centre right forward gables. Mainly 1:3:1 window
range of 2 or 3 light moulded mullions and transoms, that to main staircase 3
long lights with centre transom. Two 2 light basement windows. Left gable
attic with one light. Dressed vertical ventilator strip to right gable apex,
the window below of 2 lights with Gothic heads under a square head. Entrance
porch to right gable of moulded and sunk chamfered segmental pointed arch of
Caen stone, internal steps approach the double vertically boarded doors with
strap hinges and segmental pointed head. Lower panelling to leaded side lights.
The left former service wing, now adapted as a garage with stone lintel over
a vertically boarded door. Garage door to rear. Internal features include arcade
of 2 segmental pointed arches to left of main Hall and leading to fine dog leg late
Tudor style staircase with moulded pierced flat balusters, moulded hand rail, stop
chamfered newels, moulded and pointed finials and pendants. Windows throughout have
panelled shutters. All doors panelled with panelled reveals. Moulded wainscots. Dog
leg servants staircase with moulded handrail, stick balusters, pendants and finials
to newels. Good fire surrounds, some of marble, 3 to bedrooms with cast iron surr-
ounds, one with original tiles. Barrel vault ceilings to 2 bedrooms. Moulded
cornices to main room ceilings, 2 of which have moulded friezes. Stone floor to old
kitchen. Cellars comprise those for wine, meat, ale, laundry and dairy. All detail
and materials of high quality as quoted in printed plans and specifications in pres-
ent owner's possession. With the exception of the collapse of the conservatory (20
erected in its place), the butler's pantry now converted into a kitchen and the old
service wing into a garage, the house remains intact. It was built at a cost of
£1,900 plus £100 for various extras.
Listing NGR: TL9057509309
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Source: English Heritage
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