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Description: Nettleden House
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157995
OS Grid Reference: TL0212610548
OS Grid Coordinates: 502126, 210548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7843, -0.5209
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TL 01 SW NETTLEDEN WITH NETTLEDEN
POTTEN END (North side)
3/214 Nettleden House
- (Formerly listed as Nettleden)
Parsonage, now a private house. 1856 by Lady Marion Alford jointly with
her son John William Spencer, 2nd Earl Brownlow, an amateur architect.
Red brick in English-bond, diapered in blue brick on S front, buff brick
raised quoins and dressings to openings with stone windows and chamfered
plinth offset. Steep brown tiled roofs banded with scalloped tiles. A
large 2-storeys house in a Free Jacobean Style set in terraced gardens
overlooking the village from the N. Gabled 1½-storeys stables a little
to W now linked to main house. Linking garage block not of special
interest. S front has 3 gables over mullioned stone windows to 1st
floor, semi-octagonal stone mullioned bay window on LH and buttress
between 2 3-lights mullioned and transomed stone windows. Wooden sliding
sashes set between mullions. Stone string course. Tall twisted grouped
moulded brick chimney shafts with spurred caps. Arched openings to porch
recessed in SW corner of house with battened door. Terra cotta plaque
over entrance with 'B' and coronet over and '1856'. Large carved stone
armorial achievement projects at SW corner of S front. Built to house
Rev G.S. Cautley formerly tutor to the Earl Brownlow. Cost £2657.14s.5d.
(VCH (1908) 317: Pevsner (1977) 258: inf from Mrs. Jean Simpson).
Listing NGR: TL0212610548
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Source: English Heritage
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