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Description: Catherington House
Date Listed: 16 March 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 142915
OS Grid Reference: SU6939714002
OS Grid Coordinates: 469397, 114002
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9213, -1.0141
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SU 61 SE HORNDEAN CATHERINGTON LANE
8/5 Catherington House
(formerly listed as
16.3.54 Catherington Retreat House)
Large house. Mid C18 and early C19. Brick walls of blue headers with flush red
dressings; plinth, quoins, rubbed flat arches, thin 1st floor band: parapet with
stone coping, and cornice having a stone moulding above a stepped brick fascia,
stone cills; the later part has a similar parapet and a brick dentilled cornice.
Hipped tile roof. South front elevation of two phases, one a regular facade of
three storeys four windows, with a lower east extension of two storeys three
windows, then a single-storeyed service wing with a gable (or steep pediment)
and a Venetian window set within a cambered-arched recess. Sashes. Doric wood
porch of two plain columns two pilasters, and complete Roman Order with triglyphs,
set on a stone-flagged podium, with a central flight of steps, now with C20
glazing; this porch is of the second phase, and within it there is a complete
(original) doorcase, comprising an open pediment on console brackets, above thin
panelled pilasters, with an arched opening containing a radiating fanlight, and
a late C19 half-glazed door. The rear (north) elevation is similar, with a deep
arched staircase window, and a projecting C20 single-storeyed wing. A mid C19
single-storeyed service wing is set back and extends at the east side. Inside,
the main feature is the original staircase. The house is associated with
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Source: English Heritage
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