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Description: Park House
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280365
OS Grid Reference: TM0987977567
OS Grid Coordinates: 609879, 277567
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3560, 1.0806
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PALGRAVE LION ROAD (SOUTH SIDE)
TM 07 NE
1/76 Park House (formerly
29.7.55 listed as St. John's)
Large house, now a school. C17 origins. Extended and altered in early C19
for Harrison farmily. Yellow brick front block. Some timber frame to earlier
rear sections, largely cased in whitewashed brick and roughcast. Shallow
hipped slate roof to front, steeper glazed pantiled roofs to rear. Early C19
block has parallel early range to rear with a further early wing behind at
right angles to form a T on plan. 2 storeys with attics in rear wings. 5 bay
facade, 2:1:2 breaking forward slightly to centre. Offset plinth. Central
entrance: a glazed door with a traceried rectangular fanlight, raised fielded
fluted metopes and rosettes on mutules, above porch a balcony with panelled
deep reveal. Semi-circular tetrastyle Roman Doric portico, acanthus necking
to columns, circle patterned wrought iron railings. On first floor opening
onto balcony is large tripartite French window, glazing bars, fluted
colonettes as mullions, cornice above which is a large traceried segmental
light, all in a gauged brick segmental arched reveal. Outer bays, originally
sashed have C20 aluminium framed windows, gauged brick flat arched heads,
stone sills. Continuous mutuled eaves cornice with a coped blocking course
over centre. Cross axial stacks to rear centre and ends. Parallel range to
rear of similar dimensions, mixed sashes and casements on 2 bay returns.
Mutuled eaves cornice as to front. Large white brick stacks at ends of
gambrel roof. Further back extends long 5-bay range. Right return has lean-
to outshut with entrances, C19 and C20 casements, ground floor cambered heads,
dormers, ridge stack where 2 forward bays meet 3 brick faced rear bays, roof
hipped towards front. Rear gable end kneelers to brick parapet with tumbled-
in brickwork. Interior: extensively altered, butt purlin roof with cambered
collars in rear wing. To rear of middle block is a lean-to outbuilding behind
a C19 red brick link wall, about 15m long and 2m high, segmental headed
openings, 1 blocked, dentilled course to rounded brick coping. Park House was
formerly known as St. John's after a church taken down in the C16.
Listing NGR: TM0987977567
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Source: English Heritage
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