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Glanelly Rest (Exning House) Including Two Attached Gate Ways and Section of Garden Wall to North, Exning

Description: Glanelly Rest (Exning House) Including Two Attached Gate Ways and Section of Garden Wall to North

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 275644

OS Grid Reference: TL6224465982
OS Grid Coordinates: 562244, 265982
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2681, 0.3763

Location: 11 George Gibson Close, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7NN

Locality: Exning
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CB8 7NN

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Listing Text

(including EXNING) EXNING

1/84 Glanelly Rest
25.1.63 (Exning House)
including two
attached gate-
ways and section
of garden wall
to north.
(Formerly listed as
The Glanelly Rest
(formerly Exning
House) under General)


Home for the elderly. Formerly country house; 1734, by Andrews
Jelfe, altered and extended 1896 by Philip Webb. The original
building to right, 7 bays with central 3 bays set slightly
forward under a pediment; 3 storeys on basements. Red brick,
reddened with fine white pointing. Limestone dressings; unmoulded
strings at 1st and 2nd floors, rusticated quoins and modillion
eaves cornice. Hipped slated roof and central chimneys of red
brick. Windows with moulded limestone frames and small-pane
sashes; altered C19. Prominent open former entrance porch of
limestone: Corinthian columns supporting an enriched entablature
with segmental arched pediment (the glazed screen inserted
c.1896). A fine elliptical C18 staircase rising through 3
floors, with slender barley sugar pattern balusters, scrolled
tread-ends and open string. At the rear a similar entrance
doorway in limestone, with early C19 half-glazed panelled door;
limestone steps and lion-head ornamented wrought-iron railings.
The large extension of 1896 to left on 2 storeys with attics and
basements, showing Rennaissance influence with limestone quoins
and parapets where it abuts the C18 building, but graduating to
the Arts and Crafts style towards the kitchen end. Red brick
slated and hipped plaintiled roofs. A variety of casements and
sash windows. 2 storey entrance porch with pair of half-glazed
oak panelled doors. The dining room has a fireplace, panelling,
etc. typical of Webb's work. Attached to the rear, two fine mid
C18 gateways, both having a pair of red brick gatepiers with
limestone cappings, one pair surmounted by limestone urns;
wrought iron gates with side-panels and crown. At the north end
a high mid C18 garden wall of red brick extends for 40 metres
with a short return southwards. Included as grade II* because a
rare, almost complete example of a country house by Philip Webb.

Listing NGR: TL6207066079

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Source: English Heritage

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