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Description: Fillingham Castle
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 196719
OS Grid Reference: SK9566186026
OS Grid Coordinates: 495661, 386026
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3625, -0.5640
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SK 98 NE FILLINGHAM MIDDLE STREET
5/28 Fillingham Castle
Country house. c.1770, late C18. Possibly by John Carr.
Gothick. Limestone ashlar, coursed limestone rubble. Flat roof
and 3 parallel slate roofs. 3 visible brick stacks; single
stonestack below roof line. Rectangular C18 range with large
corner turrets. Truncated C19 range to north. 2 storey, 5 bay
front with plinth, projecting central bay and central doorway
with bolecton moulded stone doorcase with ogee head, traceried
fanlight and deep-set partially glazed doors. Doorway flanked by
single glazing bar sashes with 3 glazing bar sashes in each
turret. Flat band above doorway rising to segmental arch at apex
of doorway. First floor ashlar band above, running over flanking
turrets. Large glazing bar sash above doorway, flanked by
smaller glazing bar sashes with 3 glazing bar sashes and 3 blind
oculi in each turret. Flat band above rising to gable above
central bay. Battlements on turrets and main body of house.
East front with rubble basement with traces of 4 blocked basement
openings. Ashlar band above running over turrets at each end, 4
glazing bar sashes, with 3 glazing bar sashes in north-east
turret. First floor ashlar-band above with 4 glazing bar sashes
and 3 more glazing bar sashes above in turrets. Flat band and
battlements above. All the windows in C18 range with elliptical
heads and traceried upper sashes. Later C18 range to north with
5 bay east front. Plinth with 4 glazing bar sashes with large
round headed glazing bar sash to right with traceried upper sash.
First floor ashlar band with 4 glazing bar sashes above. Band
rises in right hand bay to run under small fixed glazing bar
window set in blind segmental opening. Flat band above rising to
gable over right hand bay. Battlements above, those over right
hand bay taller. Hall interior with fine Gothick traceried
vaulted plaster ceiling. in the style of Adam, with large pointed
arches divided into two lights, tripartite foliate motif,
rosettes and bold corbelling on east and west walls. Fine late
C18 staircase, single flight, reversed at later date. With
bracketted tread ends, 2 very slender carved balusters with
square knops to each tread, moulded handrail. Hall ceiling with
delicate ornate cornice with modillionsand rosettes. Fine
cornices of various designs in ground floor drawing room, dining
room, 3 lower turret rooms and 2 upper turret rooms. Turret
rooms with domed ceilings and ornate central paterae. Extensive
cellars run under both ranges and beyond underneath part of C19
range demolished in C20. Cellars with doorways with elliptical
and segmental heads, niches and blocked windows in turrets and
main body of C18 house, revealing raising of ground level when
terrace built around house. Source: Banks. Volume II, pages
Listing NGR: SK9566186026
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