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Description: Banks Fee
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 130236
OS Grid Reference: SP1777228960
OS Grid Coordinates: 417772, 228960
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9588, -1.7428
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SP 12 NE
3/123 Banks Fee
Country house. c1760, probably for John Scott (q.v. monument in
Church of St James, Longborough.) Ashlar, and coursed squared and
dressed limestone, slate roof, ashlar stacks. Square plan, north-
east wing demolished. 2 storeys and attic and cellar. Symmetrical
garden front. Ground floor rooms and entrance hall extended
forward by one bay c1870. Entrance hall set back slightly in
relation to extensions either side. Flat-chamfered quoins to
original facade and extension. 2:1:2 windowed facade, triangular
pediment with modillion cornice over central Venetian window with
keystone. Modillioned eaves cornice either side of pediment, ball
finials flanking pediment and at corners of parapet. Blind
balustrade below, Venetian window. Sections of similar blind
balustrading to parapet above projecting flat-roofed extension to
ground floor rooms, ball finials at corners of parapet. All
windows C20 plate glass sashes within moulded architraves with
keystones. C20 part-glazed central door flanked by single lights
within moulded C20 architrave with keystone. Two late C19 canted
bay windows lighting east front. North front repointed with C20
alterations to entrance. West front unaltered.
Interior; cornices survive in most of the principal rooms. 2
original marble fireplaces one in front right-hand room. Some
original fielded 6-panel doors with moulded architraves with
friezes with patera decoration. Some shutters with fielded panels.
Curving late C19 stone stair with cast iron balustrade and wreathed
wooden hand rail lit by central square stair lantern with original
Listing NGR: SP1777228960
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Source: English Heritage
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