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Description: Park Hall
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200300
OS Grid Reference: TQ3870177084
OS Grid Coordinates: 538701, 177084
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4757, -0.0042
4412 CROOMS HILL SE10
TQ 3877 26/G39
Early-mid C18 with much early C19 alteration. Crooms hill elevation: 3½ storeys.
3 windows. Red brick with rusticated stucco quoins. Heavy stucco cornice, with
moulding and dentils, above 2nd floor. Smaller cornice above, with stone-coped
parapet concealing roof. Replaced, recessed sash windows with glazing bars in
segment-headed, shouldered stucco surrounds. At left a 2-storey canted bay with
3 windows, those on ground floor round arched. Round arched central entrance
with radial fanlight over replaced double door of 6 fielded panels. 5 window
elevation to Park in similar style, with sunk panel pilasters in upper half-storey
and segment-headed entrance with architrave and cornice. Considerable later
additions to South-East.
Inside an early C18 staircase with cut string, twist balusters, 2 to a tread,
with square knops graded in height, and ramped handrail. Fluted newel posts.
Carving on side string in upper flights.
The house is said to have been the residence of Sir James Thornhill, painter
of the ceiling in the Painted Hall of the Royal Naval College (qv).
Listing NGR: TQ3870177084
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Source: English Heritage
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