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Description: Old Bank House
Date Listed: 1 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 122905
OS Grid Reference: TQ8412885682
OS Grid Coordinates: 584128, 185682
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5400, 0.6537
(Old Bank House)
TQ 8485 6/53 1.1.73.
A C18 timber-framed and plastered house, altered and added to in the C19 and
C20. The rear part is weatherboarded. The house stands on steeply sloping
ground with 2 storeys on the north and 3 storeys on the south. A later C19 brick
addition with a parapet was built on the east side and a 2-storey music room
and library was built on the south side (1912-13). The north front has 2 window
range to the original house and 1 window range to the addition, double-hung
sashes with glazing bars. The ground storey has a 3-light window. The south
addition has a large mullioned and transomed splayed bay rising through 2 storeys,
with leaded lights. On the east side there is a 5-panel door with the upper
panel glazed, with panelled architrave and corner roundels with lions heads.
Roof slate, hipped. The interior has a number of C18 features including a doorcase
with shouldered architrave and a moulded panel with the words "Ye Old Bank House"
and carved enrichment, a staircase with cut strings and carved spandrels, turned
balusters and a "Corinthian" newel post and a mantelpiece. The music room, now
a studio, has Art Nouveau features.
Listing NGR: TQ8412885682
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Source: English Heritage
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