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Description: Norman Court House
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 141031
OS Grid Reference: SU2651930926
OS Grid Coordinates: 426519, 130926
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0771, -1.6228
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WEST TYTHERLEY NORTHAW SCHOOL
SU 23 SE
1/5 Norman Court House
Medium sized country house. Circa 1752 central block with separate flanking
service wings, c1818 wings added to each end, garden front and new entrance end
stuccoed, internally remodelled, by H Harrison (possibly assistant of G Dance, who
had prepared drawings), late C19/early C20 towers built to N side, again made
entrance, internally altered. Brick with blue headers and stone dressings,
part stuccoed, lead and slate roofs. Plan of central mid C18 block of 3 storeys
on cellars, 5 x 4 bays with early C19 2 x 3 bay wings at each end, and on corners
of N entrance front late C19 4-storey towers, linking house to mid C18 low 2-storey,
9 bay service wings, running N. Entrance front of 3 storeys (4 for towers), 9
bays has central mid C18 projecting full-height half-hexagonal bay, with early C20
porch in front with rusticated blue quoins and Doric doorcase. In front of 2
bays either side, single storey parapeted early C20 addition, with light well and
balustraded in front. In each bay, on all floors, on 3 faces on bay, and in
towers, 12-pane sash. Modillioned 2nd floor string, and moulded cornice carried
right across, with parapet pierced by balustrades above each window, but towers
have 9-pane sash on 4th floor, modillioned eaves to hipped roof with finial, also
rusticated blue quoins. End bays blank, but against tower 2 storey continuation
of service wing. These have projecting centre 3 bays with 2-storey tall rusticated
arch infilled with blue headers. Pediment over with toothed architrave and keyed
oculus. In each bay on ground floor 12-pane sash or 6-panel door under fanlight,
those in end 3 bays recessed in arches with blue imposts. Rusticated quoins and
raised 1st floor band. On 1st floor, except centre 9-pane sash. Stone coping
to parapet. Roof hipped. Garden front has C18 central 5 bay, 2 storey and
attic block, projecting C19 2 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Giant stuccoed Ionic
pilasters applied C19. 3 stone steps to French windows in each bay and centre of
wings. On 1st floor 9 12-pane sashes, set higher in wings. 2nd floor modillioned
cornice. In centre in attic 9-pane sashes, parapet over, raised above centre
3 bays, end bays have long panel in attic. Large stack at ends of original block.
C19 orangery at one end. Other end made entrance early C19 with Greek revival
Stuccowork. Interior interesting and difficult to date. Behind entrance C19/early
C20 hall. On garden front C19 billiards room, 2 small drawing rooms, large
drawing room C18 and C19, and library C19 but C18/C17 Gibbons style carvings.
Listing NGR: SP2674829915
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