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Description: New House
Date Listed: 18 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 153804
OS Grid Reference: SO5633519528
OS Grid Coordinates: 356335, 219528
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8726, -2.6356
SO 51 NE GOODRICH CP -
6/12 New House
Former vicarage, now farmhouse. Dated 1636. Sandstone rubble with ashlar
dressings, slate roof, timber-framed internal walls. Unusual Y-shaped plan
of 3 radiating wings to north, south-east and south-west, each with external
lateral stack, main entrance in north-east face of south-east wing. Three
storey canted bay to gable end of south-west wing later extension with further
C20 lean-to to west return of north wing. Three storeys and basement; chamfered
plinth and two moulded string courses, raised verges and shaped corbels, stone
mullioned windows with hoodmoulds and metal casements throughout.
North-east entrance elevation: 2-storey gabled porch (restored C20) abuts to
left of stack, 3-light window with leaded casements below gable, porch supported
on two Doric columns, date inscribed on capital of right column, 4-centred
arched doorway set in square-headed opening with chamfered jambs, heavy ledged
door, one 3-light window and one 4-light window below to east return face of
north wing. Interior: greatly altered; 3 stone fireplaces with chamfered
jambs and 4-centred arched heads to ground floor and one on first floor of
south-east wing. Ovolo stop-chamfered ceiling beams and partly-exposed internal
timber-framing. The panelled staircase mentioned by the RCHM is no longer extant.
Probably built for the Rev Thomas Swift, a staunch Royalist, who was rector of
the Parish at that time, father of the author Jonathan Swift. The Y-plan is
an interesting conceit, possibly alluding to the Trinity. (RCHM, Vol I, p 80/1).
Listing NGR: SO5633519528
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Source: English Heritage
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