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Date Listed: 21 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 190662
OS Grid Reference: SK6954800805
OS Grid Coordinates: 469548, 300805
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6006, -0.9746
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SK 60 SE GAULBY Carrygate
House. 1938-42. By Raymond McGrath for Sir Charles Keene. Red brick (probably of C16)
ground floor with elm weatherborading, 1st floor and felted mainly monopitch roof with
2 brick stacks to rear. Long range curving away on left. 2 storeys of 6 wide casement
windows. Centre left 1st floor recessed. Entrance door to left under flat topped
porch. Small alteration on right where furthest window replaces garage doors. The
exterior remains as built except for replacement, wide french window in Drawing Room
which however is in original frame. Inside the small alterations are to service rooms
and the replacement of the secondary staircase. The principal curving staircase remains
together with wooden fittings in several rooms designed by McGrath. Floor, furniture
and doors in the Dining Room in Tasmarian. Silk wood; book shelfs in Drawing Room in
probably burr oak; bookcases and cupboards in 1st floor study in walnut; and further
bookcases and wardrobes in bedrooms. The windows, though perhaps originally stained
not painted, have only been renewed in part where necessary and retain their original
fittings. The surrounding garden containing many specimen trees was designed by
Christopher Tunnard. This house is one of only 2 or 3 houses designed by McGrath in
this country. The bricks came from Beaudesertin Staffordshire. Country life, 7 August
1942, pp 266-9. Pevsner, where incorrectly named Norton Gorse.
Listing NGR: SK6954800805
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