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Description: Gatton House
Date Listed: 29 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 278739
OS Grid Reference: TM0684334938
OS Grid Coordinates: 606843, 234938
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9744, 1.0101
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TM 0634 EAST BERGHOLT HADLEIGH ROAD
6/31 Gatton House
House. 1809. White brick. Slate roof. 2 storeys, 6 bays. Doric porch to left
containing C20 door under patterned overlight. 3 tripartite French windows with
glazing bars under cambered arches, one small canted oriel window and one casement.
First floor band, pilaster strip to bays 2 and 5. Three tripartite windows with
glazing bars in reveals with painted sills. Otherwise 4-pane horned sashes in
reveals with painted sills. Hipped roof. Rendered stack rising through eaves to
left of entrance and two further corniced stacks. In a letter of 26.6.1809 John
Constable's mother wrote to him concerning this house 'it is a great improvement
to the entrance of our pretty village, and so you will think'. Interior not inspected.
Listing NGR: TM0684334938
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Source: English Heritage
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