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Description: Kimsbury House
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 131871
OS Grid Reference: SO8649112984
OS Grid Coordinates: 386491, 212984
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8153, -2.1974
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SO 81 SE UPTON ST LEONARDS STOCKLEY WAY
6/210 Kimsbury House
Large country house. c1885; by F.S. Waller. Rock-faced coursed
rubble limestone; ashlar dressings; ashlar chimmney; Welsh slate
roof. Double depth central staircase plan; 2-storey with attic; 2-
storey service wing to south. Stylistically a mix of Jacobean
revival and Queen Anne. West front: central parapet gable breaks
forward with moulded coping and finials; 2-window fenestration to
lower floors either side of gable are sashes with keyed segmental
arches and beaded architraves; 12-pane upper floor sashes, no
glazing bars to ground floor; 2 hipped roofed attic dormers;
moulded eaves and plain banding between floors; central pedimented
projecting porch in Roman Doric order with rusticated inner arch to
front and sides; balustraded porch parapet; 6-panel fielded door in
round-arched glazed screen; wide ridge-mounted rectangular chimneys
with moulded caps. Service wing to left with 3-window 12-pane sash
fenestration and hipped roof; single-storey service projection
converted to garage. North elevation: parapet gable to right with
2-storey canted bay window; 2-window fenestration to left with
chimney between. East elevation: central part of elevation has 3-
window fenestration, round-arched to ground floor with curved roof
to attached conservatory; large parapet gablets to hipped roofs of
flanking wing projections, each with 2-storey bay window; 2-storey
service wing to left.
Many rooms with classical fireplaces; stained glass hall windows.
An accomplished late Victorian house of considerable landscape
impact. Dominant upon ascent of Upton Hill.
Listing NGR: SO8649112984
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Source: English Heritage
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