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Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 123286
OS Grid Reference: TQ9075288409
OS Grid Coordinates: 590752, 188409
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5623, 0.7506
SUTTON SHOPLAND ROAD
TQ 88 NE
House, dated circa 1688 of possibly earlier origin with later alterations and
additions. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roof. Off centre left
original and rear right partly rebuilt red brick chimney stacks, also chimney
stacks to rear ranges. Red plain tiled roofs. Tripped roof to 2 storey porch,
(inner right bay). 2 storeys. Modillioned eaves cornice. 3:1:1 window range
of small paned vertically sliding sashes. Originally the building front was
pargetted but this no longer exists. There is a panel dated 1688 between the
second and third first floor windows. Fluted surround, frieze and flat canopy
to porch doorway, part glazed double doors with side margins. Internal
features, all conforming to the circa 1688 date, include a fine plaster ceiling
of 2 bays divided by a carved beam, in each bay is an eliptical wreath of laurel
leaves and berries with central pendants of fruits and flowers surrounded by 4
cherubs heads alternating with rosebuds, outside the wreaths at either end of
the ceiling are roses and fleur-de-lis. There is a fine staircase with barley
sugar twist balusters adjacent to the chimney, an unusual position at this date.
Panelling to some rooms, moulded surrounds, wainscots, dados and ornate ceiling
covings. 2 fine fireplace surrounds, that to ground floor with painted
landscape over. Original staggered side purlin roof. Home of Rev. Philip
Benton, C19 Historian. RCHM 4.
Listing NGR: TQ9075288409
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Source: English Heritage
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