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Description: Houghton Hall
Date Listed: 18 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 167071
OS Grid Reference: SE8883339145
OS Grid Coordinates: 488833, 439145
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8410, -0.6514
SANCTON HOUGHTON HALL
SE 83 NE
11/74 Houghton Hall Hall
House. c1760. Probably by Thomas Atkinson for Philip Langdale. Remodelled
1957-60 by Francis Johnson. Pink brick with stone dressing, timber eaves
cornice, slate roof. Main range of 2 storeys, 5 bays 2:1:2, flanked by
single-storey 3-bay quadrants to pavilions of 2 storeys and attics, 3 bays.
Main range: entrance front. Plinth. Centre 3 bays break forward under low
pediment. Ground floor': porch of 1957-60 has 2-leaf door of six raised and
fielded panels under fanlight with radial glazing in architrave with fanned
keyblock beneath pediment. Sashes with sills and glazing bars under
cambered gauged brick arches. First floor: 9-pane unequal sashes with sills
under cambered gauged brick arches. Modillion eaves and raked cornices,
axial stacks, hipped roof. Quadrant walls: each has plinth and three round-
headed sashes with radial glazing in blank round-headed recesses under
coping with four urns. Pavilions: ground floor: sashes with sills and
glazing bars under cambered gauged brick arches. First floor: similar, 6-
pane, sashes. Gauged-brick oculi with radial glazing to pediments. Raked
cornice, axial stacks. Main range, garden elevation: ground floor largely
rebuilt by Francis Johnson. Sashes with glazing bars, bracketed sills,
architraves and floating cornices on ground floor (pediment over central
garden door); 9-pane unequal sashes with sills to first floor. The rear
elevation of the quadrants is straight: service door in angle with main
range, sashes with sills and glazing bars under cambered brick arches to
remaining bay. The rear elevation of each pavilion is identical to the
front elevation. Interior: entrance hall. Glazed inner door of two raised-
and-fielded panels beneath 6-pane window. Half turn cut-string stair with
half-landing above door: sunk panels beneath treads, turned balusters,
moulded handrail. Dentilled cornice. Two round arches to library to left.
Drawing room: ornate marble fireplace with festoons, scrolls, wreaths, and
chains of flowers. Smoking room: doors in eared architraves under dentilled
cornices. Polychrome marble fireplace with tapering Ionic pilasters under
eared and shouldered overmantel with pediment. Panelled dado; Vitruvian
scroll to mutule cornice. Houghton Hall is included in the HBMC County
Register of Gardens at Grade II.
Listing NGR: SE8883339145
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Source: English Heritage
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