Description: Archway House
Date Listed: 11 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242213
OS Grid Reference: SK6074065868
OS Grid Coordinates: 460740, 365868
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1864, -1.0925
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CLIPSTONE off MANSFIELD ROAD
SK 66 NW
3/1 Archway House
Hunting lodge. Later a school and now 2 dwellings. 1844. By
Hurst and Moffatt for the Duke of Portland. Gothic style. Near-
replica of the Gatehouse at Worksop Priory. Ashlar with plain
tile roof, c.1983. Chamfered and moulded plinth, first floor
and eaves bands, parapet and moulded coped gables with dogtooth.
2 grouped ridge stacks. 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays.
Symmetrical H-plan. 2 corner and 2 intermediate buttresses each
side. Windows are Decorated style lancets with square heads in
segmental headed openings with hood moulds and stops. North and
south fronts have central pointed archway with clustered shaft
responds, flanked by single projecting bay windows with diagonal
buttresses, coped gables and tympani containing sculptured hares.
Each has a triple lancet with flowing tracery. Above, central
transomed 6 light lancet flanked by single niches with figures.
Beyond, a double lancet. Above again, central gable containing
niche with figure and above it, a trefoil light. Identical east
and west ends have each a central studded door with hood mould.
Above, round plaque with hood mould and border inscribed (to
east) 'Tu secanda Marmora locas sub ipsum funus' and (to west)
'Sepulchri Immemor Struis Domos'. Each contains a shield
inscribed 'A D 1842 D P Aet. 74'. Below central archway,
moulded timber ceiling with arch braces on corbels. Interior has
winder stairs, 7 doors with lancet panels, Classical style hob
grate in chamfered surround. Central hall has principal rafter
roof with arch braces carrying matchboarded pointed vault.
Listing NGR: SK6074065868
Source: English Heritage
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