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Description: Mount Ephraim
Date Listed: 21 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 176742
OS Grid Reference: TR0641359960
OS Grid Coordinates: 606413, 159960
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3013, 0.9597
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TR 0659-0759 HERNHILL STAPLE STREET
House. 1695, rebuilt 1878 and extended 1913 all for Dawes family. Red
brick and slate roof. Irregular plan with rectangular main block, and
service wings to right and rear right. Two storeys on plinth with cornice
and parapet, with projecting window bay to left and recessed wing to right.
Hipped roof with several stacks ranged left to right. Central leaded
cupola. Sash windows in stone surroundsin I:5:5 pattern on first floor,
and I:3:5 on ground floor. Double doors of 3 raised and fielded panels
each to centre Left with rectangular fanlight. Heavy cornice and parapet
on fluted Doric columns and pilasters and flight of 6 steps. Roof
parapet raised over porch with swags. Left and right returns based on
brick terraces, about 3 feet high to left, up to 8 feet high to right with
stone steps and balustrade. Interior: cellars survive from the earliest
building, but most interiors are of C19/early C20. Heavily plastered
friezes and cornices and marble fireplaces in main rooms. Marble Ionic
columns and pilaster in staircase hall, with elliptical arches and
panelling, egg and tongue cornices, and staircase with half-landing and
guilloche pattern cast iron balusters. First floor gallery with marble
balustrade, and Corinthiah columns set in antis on 2 sides. Early C20
service wings with tiled interiors.
Listing NGR: TR0641359960
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Source: English Heritage
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