Date Listed: 14 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 235234
OS Grid Reference: SP6327748257
OS Grid Coordinates: 463277, 248257
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1290, -1.0770
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Country house, formerly farmhouse. Mid C17, greatly extended 1921 for Major Pomeroy.
Coursed squared ironstone, C20 plain-tile roofs, stone internal stacks. 2-unit nucleus
becoming right cross wing of E-plan country house. 2 storeys and attic; 9-window
range as extended. C17 right wing has fine central 2-storey gable porch to right side
with rusticated ashlar front, round-arched doorway with ridged plank door and imposts,
first floor moulded string course, pedimented above doorway, vertical oval first floor
leaded window with 4 keyblocks and similar smaller leaded window to gable. Similar
first floor side windows and small rectangular leaded ground floor side windows with
moulded stone surround. Date 1660 scratched on stonework of porch with other later
dates. 2-light ovolo-moulded stone mullion window to ground floor right of porch
with hood mould. Blocked window to first floor right. 3-light ovolo-moulds.
Similar windows to ground and first floors of gable ends, similar 2-light windows to
gables, all with hood moulds. Stone-coped gables with kneelers. Fine C20 extensions
in similar C17 style, banded with limestone between wings. 2 storey central gabled
porch on entrance side with stepped 3-light stone mullion window and datestone
inscribed P/RK/1921. Similar stone mullion and mullion and transom windows to those
of original wing. Central door to garden front with bolection-moulded stone surround
flanked by 5-light mullion and transom windows with hood moulds. Hipped roof dormers
to main range between wings. Single-storey service wing to left side of left cross
wing. Interior: ogee-stop-chamfered spine beam to ground floor room in original wing
and open fireplace in same room with ogee-stop-chamfered bressumer.
(P.B. Kingston, Blakesley Then and Now, 1983, p.48).
Listing NGR: SP6327748257
Source: English Heritage
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