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Description: Park House
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 271563
OS Grid Reference: SJ8752712802
OS Grid Coordinates: 387527, 312802
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7127, -2.1861
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SJ 81 SE LAPLEY C.P. LAPLEY
5/96 Park House.
House, circa 1860. Possibly incorporating C18 work. Brick with pebbledash
and stone copings, mouldings and dressings; flat roof invisible behind
crenellated parapet, incorporating stacks. Mock castle style with irregular
but nearly rectangular plan. Two storey six window frontage, tower rising
to three storeys to right of approximately central entrance with pseude -
machiolations; small bartizan at angle immediately to right. Labelled
stone mullioned windows with sashes and casements; transomed bay to right
of entrance and oriel over with moulded corbelling. Front door set between
flanking narrow windows with continuous label, stepped up over bas relief
stone coat of arms imitating those of Elizabeth I. Entrance steps with
flanking carved stone lion and griffin. Interior: Full depth hall with
diagonally laid encaustic tiles. Built for Col. G. S. Tudor, a supporter
of the Rifle Volunteer Movement, which, presumably determined the castellar
style, He also erected Fort St. George nearby, not included, to which
troops were marshalled and exercised.
Listing NGR: SJ8752712802
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Source: English Heritage
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