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Description: Highfield House
Date Listed: 8 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 136758
OS Grid Reference: SU7221360451
OS Grid Coordinates: 472213, 160451
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3386, -0.9647
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SU 76 SW HECKFIELD CHURCH LANE
1/42 Highfield House
Early C18, late C18. A large house with 3 imposing symmetrical facades,
having a continuous blocking course and cornice; the north front is of
3 storeys, the west and south of 2 storeys (by later alteration). Red
tile hipped roofing. The north front of 3 windows (a coupled window in
the middle of the 2nd floor) has colourwashed brickwork in Flemish bond,
a plinth, and stone dressings to window openings (lead, side bands, cill
to 2nd floor, cornice on brackets, architraves, cills on brackets to 1st
and ground-floor). Sashes in exposed frames. Mid C19 Bath stone porch
with arched windows in side walls, ending as pilasters, 2 columns in antis,
all in a Doric order, a plain architrave to the doorway which is flanked
by narrow windows. The west front has 3.3.3 windows, the outer groups
being within segmental bows; the cornice is deepened by a frieze and thin
architrave band, there are rubbed flat arches to openings in the brick
walling, sashes in reveals with ground-floor cills at plinth level; a central
arched (glazed) doorway with ornamental fanlight within a rectangular frame.
The south front has a slightly projecting centre with a deep 3-bay Ionic
portico (with coupled outer columns), tall French windows; the outer units
have a circular recess within a square opening at the 1st floor, at the
ground floor this becomes a niche (west side) with an urn (the east side
being altered by an inserted window below a roundel), light 3 sash windows
above the portico.
Listing NGR: SU7236960652
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Source: English Heritage
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