Description: The Dower House East and the Dower House West
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240422
OS Grid Reference: NZ0145861710
OS Grid Coordinates: 401458, 561710
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9500, -1.9788
BROOMHAUGH AND RIDING A 695
NZ 0161 (North side)
22/55 The Dower House East
and The Dower House West
House with early C17 core (possibly a bastle) enlarged and remodelled mid-
and later C18 as dower house of Styford Estate, altered C19. Rubble except
for squared stone at west end of north-west wing; south front rendered;
stone slate roof to main range, slate roofs to rear. South front 2 storeys,
7 bays, irregular. Renewed door between bays 5 and 6, blocked door in bay 7;
windows mostly sashes which have lost their glazing bars; 1st floor tromp
l'oeil window to bay 7. Coped gables with moulded kneelers, stepped stone
stacks to left end and ridge (3). Left return: set forward to left 2-bay
end of north-west wing with rusticated quoins, chamfered plinth and sill
strings. 12-pane sashes in architraves; central 8-pane attic sash in
raised stone surround; coped gable with kneelers.
Rear elevation shows gable end of mid-C18 stair wing (round-headed 12-pane
sash with radial glazing in head, in surround with raised imposts and
keystone) set back between later C18 north-west wing to right and pair of
gabled late C181early C19 wings to left.
Interior: Dower House West has stair with open string, stick balusters and
ramped moulded handrail; moulded newels and carved tread ends. Drawing room
in north-west wing has dentil cornice and 6-panel doors in panelled architraves.
Dower House East shows 0.9 metre thick walls (bays 4 to 6 of main range),
old chamfered beams and C18 fireplace with decorative cast-iron door to baking
oven and round-arched recess for set pot.
Listing NGR: NZ0145861710
Source: English Heritage
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