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Description: Lower Eaton House
Date Listed: 22 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 155370
OS Grid Reference: SO4482940248
OS Grid Coordinates: 344829, 240248
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0579, -2.8061
EATON BISHOP CP LOWER EATON
SO 44 SW
Lower Eaton House
House. Mid-C18 with mid- to late C19 alterations and additions. Brick
with Bath stone stacks. Cellar and two storeys. Rectangular plan aligned
north-west/south-east with subsidiary block to south-east. South-west
elevation has 2:3:2 windows, C19 plate glass sashes with dressed shouldered
heads and chamfered jambs. Ground floor windows have in addition shafts
with fillets and dog-tooth decoration to heads. Gabled centre part has
brick relieving arches with 2-centred heads and stone Lombard frieze with
trefoil-headed corbels. Wings have cornices with dog-tooth decoration.
C19 porch has semi-circular arch with shafts and foliated capitals. Joggled
brickwork to sides of arch, two-leaved door with six panels to each leaf
and spherical lamp on wrought iron bracket. Stone foliated frieze. One
shouldered window beneath 2-centred super-arch to each return. Mid-C20
doorway in lowered window opening to right with six-panelled door and mid-
C20 canopy. Attached to either side is a brick quadrant wall, that to the
right with a steel 2-light C20 casement. To the rear right behind the
quadrant wall is a large two-storey C19 wing. Rear elevation has 3 + 3:3:3
windows. Upper floor of left part has trefoil-headed openings, beneath
which is a canted ground floor bay window. Centre of main part has loggia
with three trefoil-headed arches supported on columns. The spandrels have
open trefoils. Above are four heads in roundels. Within the loggia are
four turquoise plaques depicting putti in various situations including
pyramids, steam engine locomotives with punkahs and in a jungle with a tiger.
South elevation has trefoil-headed first floor windows and a four-bay wooden
conservatory, probably late C19 with pedestals supporting five Corinthian
pilasters. Interior has oak two-flight C18 newel staircase with turned
balusters incorporating square lower sections. Ceiling above staircase
has egg and dart mouldings to cornice. Flanking walls to staircase have two
eared surrounds, also with egg and dart decoration, presumably to accommodate
former paintings. Six-panelled C18 doors. Art Nouveau brass lamp to landing.
Early central heating panels beneath several windows and in staircase lobby
have marble tops and cast iron lattice grills with twisted columns. Principal
central room has C18 cornice, mid- to late C19 plaster fireplace, C19 poly-
chromatic tiled floors, glazed pine front door and late C19 curtain rods with
brass concealed runners on their undersides. Library to north has C18 panel-
ling with later insertions and large late C19 curtain rod with huge carved
wooden garlands to each end. (BoE, p 126).
Listing NGR: SO4482940248
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Source: English Heritage
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