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Description: The Dower House
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 234660
OS Grid Reference: SP6776157078
OS Grid Coordinates: 467761, 257078
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2078, -1.0098
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BUGBROOKE HIGH STREET
SP6757 (West side)
12/30 No.52 (The Dower House)
House. Late C17. Addition of 1706, other C18 additions and alterations, and
additions and alterations of 1969. Coursed squared ironstone, plain-tile roof to
older wing, hipped slate roof to 1706 range, brick end and lateral stacks.
L-plan originally, now T-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-storey range of 1706;
6-window range to High Street. Original range has possible blocked central door
with stone lintel and old 2-light leaded windows to ground and first floors with
moulded stone sills and stone lintels; rendered plinth, hollow-chamfered and
moulded stone eaves, 3 gabled dormer windows, Quoins and stone-coped gable with
kneelers to right. 3-bay wing dated 1706 has blocked windows to ground floor
with moulded stone sills and ornamental carved stone lintels. 18-pane sash
window to first floor left, 12-pane sash to first floor right, blank central
first floor window with datestone in middle inscribed W/IM/1706. Ground and
first floor right windows are narrower. Wave-moulded plinth, two 1-light cellar
windows with stone lintels, raised quoins, sill band and moulded wood eaves.
Entrance to rear in C20 2-storey porch. Garden door to 1706 wing part-glazed,
with ornamental fanlight and stone lintel. Interior has ogee stop-chamfered
spine beams. Open fireplace with chamfered bressumer. Dog-leg staircase with
twisted balusters Single large room to ground and first floors of 1706 wing
with fielded panelling, bolection-moulded doorcases, early C19 white marble
chimneypieces, that to first floor with later C19 grate with fine tiles. Fitted
cupboard to left of ground floor chimneypiece with fluted pilasters,
round-arched head and shaped shelves. Similar-fitted cupboard to first floor
landing. Stone fireplace with Tudor-arched head and spandrels inscribed IT to
left and TN to right: possibly re-used with other fittings from The Grange,
Listing NGR: SP6776157078
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Source: English Heritage
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