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Description: West Facade at Kiftsgate Court
Date Listed: 20 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 126985
OS Grid Reference: SP1702143089
OS Grid Coordinates: 417021, 243089
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0859, -1.7530
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SP 1643-1743 MICKLETON
12/66 West Facade at Kiftsgate Court
Facade Kiftsgate Court. Late C18. Remainder of house was built in
a Cl7 style between 1887-91, and is not of listable quality.
Facade built for Walwyn Graves (born 1744, died 1813). Ashlar
garden facade, extending around gable end of projecting wing, left,
along right wall of wing, then at right angles along rear of main
body of house projecting forwards slightly at centre continuing
around its right gable end. 2 storeys with piano nobile. Gable
end of projecting wing left comprises single storey portico
supported by 8 Ionic columns, at front, with one single and one
engaged column to either side. Stone balustrade links the columns,
broken for access at sides. Parapet over portico. Twin gabled,
gable end behind portico with moulded eaves cornice with dentil
decoration and string which continue around right wall and across
facade of main body. Two, 2-light sashes with horns with moulded
architraves to first floor 4 similar windows to first floor along
right wall of wing. Former pedimented doorway in right wall of
wing, towards gable end, comprising 6-pane, C20 door flanked by
engaged Ionic columns with 6-pane sash windows to either side,
flanked by Ionic pilasters. Lower part of doorway blocked.
Similar doorway and door towards right, in gable end, with 2-light
stone mullioned casement to left, part glazed C20 plank door far
left. Windows across main facade of right wing 2:2:2 with moulded
architraves splayed at bottom with flat lintels with cushion
mouldings moulded windows flanking central glazed ground floor door
with keystones. Continuous string, forms sill of upper windows.
All windows 2-pane sashes with horns. Rusticated ground floor with
pedimented, projecting central portico above. Pediment supported
by 6 Ionic columns at front with single free-standing columns at
either side running back to Ionic pilasters, all linked by a stone
balustrade. Central first floor doorway from portico with lugged
architrave and triangular pediment supported on long, thin
decorated brackets over. C20 glazed door within. History: the
facade, built for Walwyn Graves (died 1813) was previously attached
to Middleton Manor and was moved up hill from there by Sydney
Graves Hamilton who built Kiftsgate Court 1887-91 (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SP1702143089
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Source: English Heritage
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