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Description: Docking Hall Including Service Court Attached to East
Date Listed: 18 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221558
OS Grid Reference: TF7672136837
OS Grid Coordinates: 576721, 336837
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8999, 0.6260
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TF 7636 DOCKING HIGH STREET (south)
11/27 Docking Hall including
service court attached
Country house. Early C17, perhaps 1612 for John Hare, purchased from Earl
of Sussex 1597. High Victorian details and south additions 1858, by Ewan
Christian, architect, a connection of the Hare family. Red brick north front,
flint with brick dressed west return and south additions, slate roofs. 2
storeys with attics. 'E' plan, early C17 north range has central single bay
porch 2 bay wings, single bay cross wings, all gabled. Cross wings have one
ground floor 4-light, and one first floor 3-light casement cross window, one
attic 3-light casement. Central 2 storey porch has ground floor polychrome
brick and tile arches, one first floor casement cross window. Gable has coat
of arms, kneelers and parapet with stone pedestal with kneeling heraldic beast
and metal finials. Flanking gabled bays have 2 ground and 2 first floor case-
ment cross windows, one attic 2-light window. All windows C19 plate glass.
South return has flint external stack and south gable of 'E' plan. 5 bay
south front 1858, flint with brick banding and dressings. Prominent sets
of stacks: 3 on west and 4 on east gables of 'E' plan block, 3 and 2 in valley
of south addition, 2, 3 and 5 on south gables, all 1858 brick octagonal shafts
with moulded bases and caps. Attached at east flint, brick and fishscale
slate roofed 3 bay service wing. 3 first floor semi-dormer gable casement
cross window, 2 2-shaft brick stacks. Service court attached at rear has
at east flint and brick Gothic arch carriage gate with prominent corbelled
out brick cornice. At north gable wash house with 2-shaft ridge stacks.
Listing NGR: TF7672136837
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Source: English Heritage
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