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Date Listed: 23 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 143252
OS Grid Reference: SU7564826943
OS Grid Coordinates: 475648, 126943
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0369, -0.9225
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STEEP STEEP MARSH
SU 72 NE
Mansion. 1869, by A Waterhouse, in a tall French/Tudor style. Walls of polygonal
limestone with Bath stone dressings, 1st floor Gothic drip-mould, plain plinth: all
the windows are based on a standard dimension, are single, coupled, mullioned,
mullioned and transomed, having a basket arch. Steep tile roof with many gables
(dormers, half-dormers, main features): prominent brick Tudor chimneys in groups of
3.4 and 5 flues, with carved brick ornament and moulded octagonal caps and bases,
on plain stacks. South-east elevation: near-symmetrical of two storeys and attic,
with two-storeyed bays (one splayed, the other rectangular) beneath large gables at
each side, the recessed centre of two windows, including a larger Perpendicular
staircase window and another at the ground floor, associated with a narrow doorway;
sashes. The north-west (entrance) elevation: assymmetrical of two storeys and
attic, with a projecting three-storeyed porch, having an ornamental gable, stepped
buttresses, three bands, a Tudor arch beneath a hoodmould (raised in the centre as
a panel containing a cartouche): the south side has a projection with ground floor
and attic windows, a decorative gable and above it a tall tapering stack: the north
side has single and coupled lights and ends as a slight set-back with small windows
indicating a (servants) staircase within. The south-west elevation is symmetrical,
with two large gables, and a west-side two-storeyed bay. Interior: virtually
original, with inner hall having Tuscan columns, a staircase with oak dado panel-
ling fretted with vines and grasses, oak doors of three-above-three deep panels,
fireplaces. A lower wing at the north end has been reduced, leaving the ground
floor walling, partly adapted as garages.
Listing NGR: SU7537726360
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