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Description: High Park
Date Listed: 14 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 148112
OS Grid Reference: SO8751462783
OS Grid Coordinates: 387514, 262783
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2631, -2.1844
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SO 86 SE SALWARPE CP A 4133 (south side)
4/216 High Park
House. Late C18, altered and extended c1830 with further alterations c1940.
Ashlar with hipped slate roof and ashlar chimney stacks. Two storeys with
plinth, moulded eaves cornice and blocking course. Original house a double
depth plan of five bays; large ballroom wing added to east side elevation in
1830 and also extensive rear additions and a billiard room to the rear west
side elevation which were demolished in c1940. Present front elevation of
2:1:2 bays plus two bays of ballroom wing, outer bay first floor windows are
glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves; ground floor of original part
now altered in 1830 by addition of a flat-roofed bay window to the two left
side bays and a central porch and Doric colonnade to the two right side bays
all of which are balustraded; the bay window has a moulded cornice and
mullioned and transomed window of three lights; at the right side, behind
the Doric colonnade are two tall glazed double doors with moulded cornices
now obscured by the colonnade; the central bay is accentuated by a large
round-arched recess with a round-arched multi-paned first floor window;
at ground floor level a porch with two Doric columns and entablature projects
beyond the colonnade; the entrance has panelled double doors and a large
transom light with segmental tracery. The two bays of the ballroom wing
have a bay window at ground floor level similar to that added onto the left
side; on the first floor are two glazing bar sash windows with moulded
architraves. Interior: main ground floor rooms enriched with a revival of
Adam style detailing contemporary with the alterations c1830; entrance hall
has a dog-leg staircase incorporating spiral balusters of c1700 on a
straight string; dining room and drawing room have richly carved mid-C18
fireplaces re-used from another'house.' The side elevation has a datestone
inscribed "A Gresley 1793". A sandstone ha-ha runs across the front
elevation about 15 yards from the house.
Listing NGR: SO8751462783
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Source: English Heritage
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