Description: Steane Park
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 233996
OS Grid Reference: SP5540638983
OS Grid Coordinates: 455406, 238983
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0465, -1.1935
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SP53NE FARTHINGHOE STEANE
6/96 Steane Park
Country House. Section of larger house demolished c.1750. C16/17, altered
C19. Squared coursed limestone, coursed rubble, ironstone dressings. Tiled
roof, stone stacks. 2 storeys and attic. South front 7 bays, has 2 gables
to left and one to right. Doorway in right bay has stone 4 centred arch and
9 panel door. Blocked doorway with similar arch third bay from left.
Irregularly spaced stone mullioned windows of 2, 3 and 4 lights with
square hoods. C19 stone mullioned windows in third bay from right on ground
and first floor, and in left bay ground floor. Main entrance on East side,
remodelled C19, has storey bay window and gabled stone porch of this date.
Rear has 6 gables and stone mullioned and transomed windows, mostly renewed
C19. North-West bay near porch added Clq. Interior not inspected, but said to
have Clb stone fireplace in dining room with 4 centred arch and C18 staircase
with turned balusters, elaborated with extra carving in the Cl9.
Originally The Manor House of the Bray family. c.1590 it passed by marriage
to Thomas Crewe, Speaker of the House of Commons, who remodelled the house.
It is shown in a C17 painting in Durham Castle. c.1740-50 two thirds of the
house was demolished.
(A. Oswald, The Chapel at Steane Park; Country Life July 2nd, 1938, p.12).
Listing NGR: SP5540638983
Source: English Heritage
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