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Description: Remains of Old Gorhambury
Date Listed: 19 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 163801
OS Grid Reference: TL1102907616
OS Grid Coordinates: 511029, 207616
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7562, -0.3928
There is also a scheduled monument, Bacon's House, Gorhambury, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TL 10 NW ST MICHAEL BLUEHOUSE HILL (off)
(north west side)
9/259 Remains of Old
Ruins of the mansion begun in 1563 by Sir Nicholas Bacon and
extended in 1570s. Red brick and flint. Stone dressings. Porch
and hall remain from the former 2-courtyard house, the entrance
court formerly on S and service court on N. The 2-storey porch
has good stone classical detail. 3-sided arched entrance on
ground floor with flanking Doric columns. Enriched entablature.
Tympana with roundels. Upper floor with square mullioned and
transomed windows on E and W sides. Ionic columns. Dentilled
cornice. Attic above with coat of arms. Hall to rear left
retains tall mullioned and transomed window marking dais.
Lateral stack to right. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I 1570, 1573,
1577. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (C.L. 16.12.33, Pevsner
Listing NGR: TL1102907616
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Source: English Heritage
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