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Description: Fox Hill
Date Listed: 20 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 127069
OS Grid Reference: SP1107538597
OS Grid Coordinates: 411075, 238597
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0457, -1.8399
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SP 13 NW WILLERSEY
8/152 Fox Hill
Manor house. Built about 1909 by J.L. Ball. Coursed, squared and
dressed limestone with flat coped gables, stepped out at eaves.
Some with open work finials at their apex. 2 diagonal, ashlar
chimneys from stack projecting from facade, right. Rectangular
ashlar stack from ridge left. Central, 2-flue, ashlar stack from
ridge left. Central, 2-flue, ashlar stack with round-headed arch
between flues. All stacks have moulded tops. Flat roofed
extension to gable end left. C20 prefabricated building right not
of listable quality. The whole resembles an 'X' with flattened
centre in plan. 2 storeys and attic. 2 wings flanking central
entrance block with projecting 2 storey porch with parapet,
decorated with 2 ball finials; sundial with strapwork surround and
string below. Principal gable behind porch. Downpipes on main
body with Roman numerals. M (1909) on rainwater heads.
Rainwater heads on other facades have the initial H. Central C20
round-headed panelled double door at front of porch, in round-
headed surround with imposts and keystone. Spandrels with rose
decoration against square lattice background. Door surround is
flanked by 2 doric order columns supporting a frieze with strap-
work decoration, segmental pediment over with central cartouche
surrounded by rose decoration on relief. Irregular fenestration to
main body with 2 and 3-light, flat-chamfered, stone-mullioned
windows, some with transoms. Windows to ground floor have flat
hoods. C20 casements with leaded panes to all windows. Two bull's
eye windows, with 4 keystones in each surround, flank the central 2
storey porch at first floor level. Single storey extension left
has rusticated quoins with parapet and vase finial over.
Limited interior inspection. Some plasterwork ceilings.
Listing NGR: SP1107538597
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Source: English Heritage
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