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Description: The Mynde
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 155394
OS Grid Reference: SO4706829726
OS Grid Coordinates: 347068, 229726
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9635, -2.7718
MUCH DEWCHURCH CP -
SO 42 NE
9/94 The Mynde
House. C15 and C16, remodelled in early C18 and re-cast on east, north
and south sides by William Atkinson in early C19. Sandstone rubble and
brick, stuccoed to north, east and south. Hipped Welsh slate roofs and
brick stacks. Rectangular plan with rear projecting wings to west and main
front to east. Cellar and three storeys. East elevation has 2:5:2 windows,
glazing bar sashes. Slightly advanced centre and porch with two pairs of
unfluted Doric columns and entablature. Oak door with eight fielded panels.
Stucco has ashlar lining. Moulded cornice and parapet. North elevation
has 7½ windows, glazing bar sashes with cambered heads. West elevation
has six-window central part with glazing bar sashes. The top storey has
but three sashes symmetrically placed. To left side of main central part
is a C17 doorway with moulded pediment and jambs. Four-centre arch with
8-paned transom light. Six-panelled fielded door. Beneath the pediment
is a frieze with triglyphs. Beyond the jambs and 4-centred arch the surrounds
are rusticated. One hipped projecting wing to each side of central part with
small square high-set openings, one to the right blocked. Interior has large
two-storey hall behind east front decorated with giant Corinthian pilasters
and coved plaster ceiling with three allegorical panels, probably c1730.
Fireplace has overmantel with arms and trophies in plaster, inscribed NIL
ADMIRARI. Slate and stone floor. Between the pilasters are profile busts
of English Kings. Several ground floor panelled rooms. One has early C17
blind arcading above two obliquely set early C18 fireplaces. Another room
has rich late C17 or C18 fielded panelling with pedimented door surrounds
and eared architraves. Opposite one of these doors is a matching pedimented
bookcase. Main staircase is open well, late C17, with two flights and a
half landing, two bobbin balusters to each tread with corresponding half-
balusters to dado. Moulded handrail runs out in four balusters at ground
floor. Above the staircase is fluted coving. Second stairs are c1730 with
three cantilevered flights, moulded on the underside with twisted balusters,
newels as Doric columns and carved tread ends. The ceiling above has consoles
and egg and dart decoration to cornice. Several upstairs rooms have early C18
fireplaces and re-used C17 panelling. (BoE, p 259; RCHM, Vol I, p 50-1).
Listing NGR: SO4706829726
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Source: English Heritage
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