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Norwood Park and the West Wing, Southwell

Description: Norwood Park and the West Wing

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 242287

OS Grid Reference: SK6871754683
OS Grid Coordinates: 468717, 354683
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0850, -0.9755

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PF

Locality: Southwell
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG25 0PF

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Listing Text

In the entry for

SK 6854
1919-0/5/219 Norwood Park and the west

The grade shall be amended to read


1919-0/5/219 Norwood Park and the west


1919-0/5/219 Norwood Park and the West Wing

Country house. c1763, altered late C19. In the style of John
Carr of York. Brick with stone dressings and hipped slate
roofs. Plinth, first floor band, modillion eaves and pediment,
low parapets, 2 ridge stacks. Windows are glazing bar sashes,
those to the garden front with keystone lintels, those to the
entrance front with rubbed brick heads. Central 3 storey main
block, flanked by hipped 2 storey wings, and beyond, single
2-storey pavilions. Former entrance front, now garden front,
has additional first floor sill band and a central Venetian
window in a full-height round headed recess, flanked by 2
windows. Above, 5 smaller windows. Central moulded doorcase
with pediment on scroll brackets, half-glazed door and
fanlight. On either side, a small flanking window and beyond,
2 windows. At each side, a canted single storey bay window
with 3 sashes. Each wing has a side wall stack and 3 windows.
Left wing has, below, a French window flanked to left by a
round headed window. Right wing has a late C19 full-width
addition with a gabled projecting conservatory. Each pavilion
has a central stack and a central round headed window in a
full height round headed recess, and below, a simple Venetian
window with round heads. Right pavilion has a set back
addition to right with a single ground floor window. Former
rear elevation, now entrance front, has brick bands and no
pediment. Central canted 2 storey porch with 3 windows,
flanked by 2 similar windows. Above, 5 smaller windows.
Central pedimented doorcase with panelled door and fanlight,
flanked by single windows, and beyond, 2 windows. Each wing
has 3 windows. Left wing has, to left, a panelled door with
fanlight. Each pavilion has the same fenestration as its
garden front. Interior has a square stair well with coved
ceiling, modillion and dentilled cornices and pyramidal roof
light. Stone and timber cantilever stair with iron stick
balusters and ramped and scrolled handrail. Ground floor doors
have keystoned round heads, first floor doors have cornices.
Former entrance hall, now study, has Adam style plaster
ceiling with central oval panel, and fireplace in similar
style. Entrance hall has enriched frieze and 2 moulded stone
fireplaces. Drawing room has modillion cornice and enriched
marble fireplace. Library, c1880, has coved ceiling and fitted
bookcases and enriched pine fireplace with drapes.
Cantilevered stone dogleg rear stair has shaped iron balusters
and ramped handrail. Main first floor rooms have moulded
cornices and Classical style fireplaces.
(Buildings of England: E Williamson: Nottinghamshire:
Harmondsworth: 1979-: 334).

Listing NGR: SK6871754683

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Source: English Heritage

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