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Description: High Wood Farmhouse
Date Listed: 16 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 165934
OS Grid Reference: TA0675412005
OS Grid Coordinates: 506754, 412005
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5938, -0.3885
MELTON ROSS RACE LANE
TA 01 SE
(west side, off)
High Wood Farmhouse
Farmhouse. c1830 for J G S Smith, with additions to left and rear of c1860.
Yellow-grey brick in Flemish bond. Welsh slate roof. Early section L-
shaped on plan: 2-room central entrance-hall front, double-depth, with
stairhall to rear and wing to rear right; Later C19 drawing room and rear
wing to left. South front: 2 storeys, 3 bays; symmetrical. Plinth, central
bay slightly recessed. Flight of 3 stone steps to plain board door beneath
radial fanlight flanked by plain pilasters and jamb-lights with stone sills
beneath segmental rubbed brick arch. Wide segmental-arched tripartite
sashes with glazing bars (apart from plate glass lower central sashes to
ground floor), stone sills and segmental rubbed brick arches. Deep eaves
with paired brackets. Hipped roof. Pair of axial stacks with stone coping
and square pots. Left and right returns have recessed 12-pane sashes under
rubbed brick flat arches. Wing set back to left has full-height flat-roofed
canted brick bay with plate-glass sashes. Hipped roof. Interior. Open
well staircase with ramped and wreathed handrail, slender tapered column
balusters and clustered newel; moulded cornices to main rooms, entrance and
stairhall; main rooms on each floor have 6-beaded-panel doors and windows
with shutters in ribbed architraves with carved paterae at the angles and
moulded cornices; similar surround to fireplace in study to rear left.
Listing NGR: TA0675412005
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Source: English Heritage
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