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Description: Amport House
Date Listed: 24 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 140008
OS Grid Reference: SU2971444071
OS Grid Coordinates: 429714, 144071
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1951, -1.5761
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SU 2944 AMPORT FURZEDOWN LANE
8/1 Amport House
Country mansion. 1857, by William Burn. Brick walls with stone dressings, and
a steep slate roof. The design resembles the English style of c1600, the
elevations being regular but not symmetrical; the tall house-block is of 2 storeys
with attic, and the extensive service wing of 1 storey and attic, in each case the
upper floors have semi-dormer windows. The south (garden) front is symmetrical,
with an added bay at the east side, of 1.3.1:1 windows. The centre part has 1/2
dormers with gables, and there are attic windows in the side gables: beneath each
gable is a 2-storeyed splayed bay. Walls of yellow brickwork in English bond with
flush Bath stone dressings: the gables have small finials, with a stepped verge
at each foot containing a finial, 2nd floor stone band (of classical cornice),
1st floor band (of a Gothic drip-mould), flush quoins, chamfered reveals, mullions
and transoms, plinth: open strapwork at the top of the bays. Casements, 3
French windows in the middle. The east (entrance) elevation has a gable to the
south side and a narrow bay of 4 storeys set back at the north side (also gabled):
1.3.1 windows. The details are similar, and at the south side there is a porch,
in a Tuscan Order, of 2 columns 2 pilasters, an arched entrance and ½ glazed door,
the columns being enriched at top and bottom by strapwork. The service block
comprises ranges round a courtyard, with a link to the house; the elevation
treatment is similar but without ornamentation. Inside the building there is a
long gallery behind the staterooms, lined with 'Jacobean' panelling, and having a
fireplace with a classical overmantel: opposite is a flight of stairs in the same
style and at each ½ landing a large-window formed of many lights, each containing
painted escutcheons (of the Paulet family): the gallery has a set of early C19
paintings of birds. The main rooms have several details which came from an earlier
(c18) house, including 4 fireplaces, in one room a set of panels, 3 doors and wood
cornice. Behind the staircase is a top-lit billiard room, with original furnishings.
Listing NGR: SU2969644083
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Source: English Heritage
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