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Description: Malshanger House
Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 138825
OS Grid Reference: SU5680352582
OS Grid Coordinates: 456803, 152582
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2696, -1.1872
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SU 55 SE OAKLEY AND DEANE
26.4.57 Malshanger House
Circa 1800, and C20. Three-storeyed almost square block, with 3 symmetrical facades. Ripped slate roofing and stuccoed walls. The south-east elevation has semi-circular walling on each side of a flat centrepiece to produce 3.1.3 windows. Small parapet, with moulded cornice having small modillions, first-floor thin cill, band, wider first-floor band with a top moulding, moulded architraves (with keystones) to the first-floor openings, stone cills to second and ground-floor openings, plinth. Sashes in reveals, in the centre the top window is of 3 lights, and the first-floor is a Venetian window with mouldings and pilasters. On the ground-floor the doorway is also of 3 units, with niches on each side, all framed within 4 pilasters, supporting an entablature of simple mouldings. The south-west elevation is of 2.1.1 windows, the centrepiece being a bow-shaped wall up to the second-floor, where there is a balustraded balcony, all the central openings having 3 parts; the side units repeat the details of the main facade, but there is a modern single-storeyed extension on the north side, with large windows. The north-east (entrance) front is of 5 windows, following the treatment of the other facades, with a first-floor Venetian light, and a
modern segmental portico, of 2 pilasters and 2 columns, glazed sides, all with
classical details (including a dentil cornice).
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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