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Description: Forty Hall
Date Listed: 19 March 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 200627
OS Grid Reference: TQ3364098561
OS Grid Coordinates: 533640, 198561
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6699, -0.0689
4411 FORTY HILL
TQ 3398 3/148
Built in 1629-36 for Sir Nicholas Raynton. Square house of 3 storeys, 6 windows.
High pitched, hipped, swept roof of green slate with 4 groups of tall octagonal
brick shafts. Moulded and modillioned eaves cornice. Light red brick with quoins,
window architraves and bands now stuccoed but probably stone beneath. Brick plinth.
Sash windows with glazing bars, some of circa 1800, others replaced. C18 Doric
porches; and C18 Corinthian Order and pediment framing 1st floor centre window
on South front. Main entrance porch Ionic with later glass enclosure.
Inside some original decoration, particularly plaster ceilings and one panelled
room; also screen with early classical motifs in dining room. Much of the decoration
is C18, including an arched Ionic hall screen and hall plasterwork of trophies
of arms; and much plasterwork and panelling elsewhere.
Modern East extensions in similar style.
Listing NGR: TQ3364098561
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Source: English Heritage
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