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Description: Morton House
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196839
OS Grid Reference: SK8115191491
OS Grid Coordinates: 481151, 391491
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4140, -0.7805
SK 89 SW MORTON FRONT STREET
8/29 Morton House
Small country house. Early C18 with extensive early C19
additions and alterations. Rendered brick with ashlar dressings,
hipped slate roofs, partly lead dressed, 4 wall stacks. U-plan
with 3 bay sides. 2 storey 7 bay front with plinth, first floor
band and dentillated cornice, arranged 1:1:3:1:1, the end bays
recessed, the central ones slightly advanced, balustrade over
central 5 bays. Central panelled door with large square central
panel having traceried overlight. Distyle in antis portico, 2
steps, deep plain entablature. Flanked by 2 deep glazing bar
sashes with blind boxes with beyond deep triple sashes divided
by paired free standing Ionic columns in antis, the flat roofs of
the single storeyed pavilions have antifixae at the outer angles.
First floor of main block has 5 glazing bar sashes with beyond to
either side single glazing bar sashes, beyond are pilasters to
the angles. Interior has unusual Egyptian style battered
architraves to the doors, dentillated cornices and in the hall a
fine semi-circular arch with roses on the archivolt as well as a
cantilevered staircase with limestone treads and paired cast iron
balusters decorated with paterae and leaf scrolls. The original
early C18 house occupied the central 5 bays of the present front,
and at the rear the smaller early C18 brickwork can be
distinguished from the larger bricks of the later wings.
Listing NGR: SK8115191491
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Source: English Heritage
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