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Description: The Bower House
Date Listed: 4 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 201635
OS Grid Reference: TQ5125492708
OS Grid Coordinates: 551254, 192708
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6129, 0.1831
ORANGE TREE HILL
The Bower House
TQ 59 SW 9/4 4.7.52.
1729 by Henry Flitcroft. Small country house. Red brick, Welsh slate roof
with modillion cornice; 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front 1-3-1 double-hung
sashes in reveals with flat arches. Slight central projection with doorway
composed of architrave, pulvinated frieze and pediment on enriched consoles.
Garden front has two circa 1800 wings with canted bay windows, central doorway
up steps with iron railings has surround of rusticated Roman Doric pilasters
entablature with key blocks and pediment. Central pediment to both fronts.
Country Life 17.3.44 describes the interior before the recent alterations.
Staircase paintings by Thornhill are particularly important. The house is
notable as Flitcroft's first commission.
Listing NGR: TQ5125492708
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Source: English Heritage
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