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Description: Sandywell Park
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129103
OS Grid Reference: SP0138120255
OS Grid Coordinates: 401381, 220255
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8809, -1.9813
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SP 02 SW
(formerly listed in Dowdeswell
Country house. Built c1704 for Henry Brett, wings added c1720 probably by Faith
of Warwick. Ashlar, stone slate roof, stone stacks. Original rectangular core
of c1704, at centre of present house plan with c1720 wings either side and C19
extensions rear right and left.
Symmetrical, 2:5:2-windowed facade. 1704 core; 2 storeys, cellar
and attic lit by 9-pane sashes with triangular and segmental-headed
pediments. Three original sashes lighting attic at rear. Ground
and first floors lit by 12-pane sashes within moulded architraves
with small keystones. Band between ground and first floor windows.
Central C20 part-glazed doors flanked by fluted Corinthian columns
with segmental pediment over. Deep moulded eaves cornice. Three-
storey wings projecting forwards slightly from facade right and
left with panelled plinth. Twelve-pane sashes within lugged
architraves, large triple keystones and aprons, to ground and first
floors, similar 9-pane sashes to second floor. Giant Doric
pilasters at corners of each projecting wing. Stone balustrade
with large urn finials to wings, cast iron balustrade with square
decorative wrought iron panels between wings. South front; 5-
windowed with sash windows with keystones matching those lighting
wings of west front. Cellar lit by segmental-headed windows with
keystones. Central double 6-panelled door within rusticated
architrave. Two storey C19 wing right; 1:2:1 windowed, all 12-
pane sashes. Two storey wing forming opposite side of small yard
at rear - in similar style mostly lit by sash windows.
Interior: fireback possibly from earlier house on same site, dated
1630, reused in fireplace in C19 wing rear left. Early C18 open
string staircase at rear of early core with barley-twist balusters,
wreathed hand rail and decorative brackets on risers. Original
panelling, niches, architraves and pediments over doorways. House
had central C19 cupola and some Adam style fireplaces, the latter
from a house in Dover Street in London, at time of previous listing
(now removed). (David Verey, The Buildings of England,
Gloucestershire; The Cotswolds, 1979.)
Listing NGR: SP0138120255
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Source: English Heritage
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