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The Lawns, Tatenhill

Description: The Lawns

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 273680

OS Grid Reference: SK1776022411
OS Grid Coordinates: 417760, 322411
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7990, -1.7380

Location: Rangemore Hill, Tatenhill, Staffordshire DE13 9RW

Locality: Tatenhill
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 9RW

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Listing Text

SK 12 SE
5/101 The Lawns

Shown on O.S. map as The Lawn.
Country house. Possibly with an early C19 core, now obscured by the house
of 1900 and later. Built for the Bass family. Rendered, probably over
brickwork with stone dressings to parts. Flat roof invisible behind
balustraded parapet; large centre stacks. ,The plan is T-shaped, built as
an 'L' but shortly after enlarged for the visit of Edward VII.
All in a loosely Italianate style. Entrance front: combines the north-east
angles of the plan; 3 storeys, the ground floor is banded; deep patera
frieze under a dentilled cornice below the parapet, even raised quoins and
a pair of isolated giant pilasters, one built into the quoins to the left
and the other stranded to the left of centre. A slight break of one bay
to the right, against the return, is capped by a water tower. The main front
has 3 pairs and one other window to the attic storey, all large-pane sashes
in raised surrounds and set into the frieze; the windows on the first floor
are all pedimented, one segmental to the right side, again sashes, 2 tripartite
to the left; a 3-bay single-storey porch dominates the ground floor, set-in
from the left; paired columns support a frieze and balustraded parapet wall
set behind columns is banded and with round-arch windows to each bay and
similar entrance to right with glazed double doors; a further entrance is
set in the right break under the water tower; a lead plaque to the left of
this carries the date 1822, possibly from an earlier house. The projecting
billiard wing to the right completes the front and has a 2-storey 3-sided
bay. The garden front is the closest to symmetry, of 4 bays and a central
pediment which bears the date 1900. Interior: wide staircase in oak;
heavily moulded balusters and details; ballroom has columnated flanking
screens; a lift in the Edward VII wing has a complex cage in decorative
wrought iron; one marble fireplace also remains in this wing.

Listing NGR: SK1776022411

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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