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Description: The Rodd
Date Listed: 19 August 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 149168
OS Grid Reference: SO3222762607
OS Grid Coordinates: 332227, 262607
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2574, -2.9943
SO 36 SW RODD, NASH AND RODD
LITTLE BRAMPTON CP
4/29 The Rodd
Country house. Dated 1629, restored 1913 and extended 1953. English
bond red brick and sandstone rubble; stone slate roofs. L-plan with
main wing aligned south-east/north-west and second wing adjoining at
north-west end and extending to north-east; 1953 extension connected
former stable block to north-west end; central projecting porch to main
wing; large axial stack to main wing with further lateral stack to rear
and stack to south-east gable end; north-west lateral stack to wing.
Two storeys with cellars and attics. North-east front: continuous string
course between ground and first floor at lintel level; central porch of
two storeys and attic with 3-light mullioned and transomed window with
leaded casements, lintel decorated with two rows of dentils. Similar 4-
light window to first floor with similar detailing to lintel and square
headed label; semi-circular headed archway with stone dressings. Inner
square headed doorway with moulded frame and inscribed with date 1629,
studded panelled door. The porch is flanked by gabled dormers with 3-
light leaded casements to the attic; one 5-light mullioned and transomed
window with leaded casements to the left and a 4-light C20 leaded casement
window to the right. Five-light mullioned and transomed windows flank the
porch to the ground floor, second C20 inserted doorway with semi-circular
arched head to left with part-glazed panelled door. The south-east return
of the wing to the left has one similar gabled dormer window to the left of
a gable with a 3-light casement window, one 4-light and one 3-light mullioned
and transomed window to the first floor and a 3-light C20 window and a 5-light
mullioned and transomed window to the ground floor. The chimney stacks have
groups of restored diagonal plan shafts. The interior has remained largely
intact retaining many panelled partitions, fireplaces, doorheads and doors.
There is an elaborate carved wooden overmantel in the north-east room of
three bays framed by pairs of Ionic pilasters and sub-divided by panelled
pilasters with an enriched frieze below the shelf; the central section
contains a cartouche of arms and is flanked by arcading in the outer bays.
The room directly above also contains an elaborate mantel piece of two
arcaded bays with figures of Adam and Eve. This room also has a plastered
ceiling with geometric panels and fleur de lys motifs and the walls have
plastered entablature with decorative paired wyverns. The framed newel
staircase to the rear of the hall has shaped splat balusters, square newels
and ball finials. The house is a fine example of its date and importantly
retaining most of its original fittings without alteration. (RCHM, Vol III,
p 175; Burke's and Savile's Guide to Country Houses, 1980, p 53).
Listing NGR: SO3222762607
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Source: English Heritage
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