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Description: Eliot House
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196836
OS Grid Reference: SK8072491651
OS Grid Coordinates: 480724, 391651
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4155, -0.7869
16.12.64 ELIOT HOUSE
(Formerly listed as:
CROOKED BILLET STREET
House, now care home. Mid C18 with late C19 and early C20 alteration and addition, altered late C20.Red brick with ashlar dressings, having slate roofs with lead dressings and 2 brick end wall stacks. 3 storey 5 bay front arranged 2:1:2 with centre bay advanced under pediment; brick plinth and ashlar moulded coped parapet.
The central half glazed C19 door with plain fanlight and moulded surround is covered by a C19 brick gabled porch with semi circular arch with keystone and pedimented lead roof To either side are single narrow sashes and beyond single splayed bay windows with cross mullioned windows, dentillated frieze and hipped lead roofs. To 1st floor is a central Venetian window with Gothick tracery in the raised central head, flanked by pairs of cross mullioned timber casements. To 2nd floor is a central Diocletian window flanked by pairs of small square 2 light casements. The windows of the central bay have ashlar sills on brackets and plain rubbed brick heads. The flanking windows of the upper storeys have flat rubbed brick arches with raised keystones. T o the right is a 2 storey, 2 bay C19 addition with hipped slate roof having 2 tripartite windows to both floors.
INTERIOR: has original mid C18 staircase with 2 turned balusters with knops per tread and a wreathed handrail and carved string. The stair wall has dado panelling with raised and fielded panels and the staircase hall is lit by a tall round headed window with Gothick tracery .The front room on the left has an egg and dart cornice and a heavily moulded fireplace surround decorated with scrolls, flutes and a dentillated cornice, largely C20. Front room right has moulded plaster cornice, dado rail, moulded door surrounds, panelled shutters and wooden fireplace, also mostly C20.
Listing NGR: SK8072491651
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Source: English Heritage
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