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Description: Benacre Hall
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282032
OS Grid Reference: TM5040983807
OS Grid Coordinates: 650409, 283807
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3950, 1.6792
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BENACRE BENACRE PARK
TM 58 SW
4/3 Benacre Hall
Mansion. Core of c.1721, for Thomas Carthew; remodelled 1763-4 by Matthew
Brettingham for Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Baron. Interior gutted by fire 1926 but
subsequently restored. White brick, with rusticated stone quoins and a stone
modillion eaves cornice and parapet. Slated roof. 3 storeys. 11 windows,
3:5:3, the 5 centre bays set slightly forward and pedimented, with the Gooch
family crest in the tympanum. Inset sash windows with glazing bars, stone
architraves. Doorway with 6-panel fielded door in 2 leaves and and stone
doorcase; mid C19 hexastyle Greek Doric portico, the frieze having the Gooch
family crest alternating with small flower motifs. 5-bay return fronts. The
rear elevation is arranged as the front, but with no pediment over the centre
bays; the ground floor windows extend to ground level. Original stone
doorcase, removed from the main facade: engaged Ionic columns, entablature and
pediment; the doors are C20.
Listing NGR: TM5040983807
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Source: English Heritage
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