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Description: Ashley House
Date Listed: 10 April 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 290604
OS Grid Reference: TQ2081160675
OS Grid Coordinates: 520811, 160675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3323, -0.2672
TQ 2060 30/7 10.4.54.
Dated 1769 on rain water head. Front:- Three storeys, stock brick, 1
- 3 - 1 sashes. Central projection under pediment, bands between floors,
pediment with oeuil-de-boeuf. Adam type central doorcase with composite
Tower of the Winds and Ionic columns and back pilasters. Fluted frieze
with six circular recessed paterae, cornice. Round arched surround with
mask and fielded panelled reveals. Semi-circular fanlight. Steps up.
Bands between storeys. Cornice with coved and fluted modillions, capped
parapet. Side to North:- Red brick central projecting feature with Ionic
columned Venetian window on 1st floor in double arch of rubbed brick.
Painted broken pediment over. Ramped parapet. Side to South:- Red brick,
six windows, ramped parapet. Rear:- Red brick, three storeys, 1 - 3
- 1 sash w ndows, the outer ones in slight projections. Band over ground
floor windows; sill band to 2nd floor windows. Cornice and parapet, small
pediments to projections. Central Ionic columned pedimented doorcase
with round arch. Projecting one-storey segmental bowed extension on right;
painted cornice and parapet.
South East ground floor room with rich stucco panelling, carved and ornamented
chimneypiece with marble slips. North-East room similar but simpler character.
Mahogany doors to principal rooms. Entry hall with plaster panelling,
intersection with North-South passage with Ionic columns and 4-part vault.
Original staircase with turned fluted balusters, carved brackets. Second
floor with panelled room and chimneypiece. Illustrated in Stanley C Ramsay's
"Smaller houses of the late Georgian Period".
Listing NGR: TQ2081160675
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Source: English Heritage
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