Description: The Grange
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 290833
OS Grid Reference: SU8359447391
OS Grid Coordinates: 483594, 147391
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2196, -0.8044
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1099 CASTLE HILL
SU 8347 SE 1/2
About 1710. 2-storey square block of fine red brick, with projecting fronts
on east and west, each of 5 bays. The garden (east) front has projecting plinth,
deep string at lst floor level. Slightly projecting piers, whole height,
at angles and flanking central bay, with strings, frieze and cornice broken
forward over each pier. Painted frieze and cornice with pairs of carved console
brackets. Panelled parapet with moulded coping. Old tile roof, 5 windows
on 1st floor with architrcve frame, the central window arched with triple key
block. 4 similar windows on ground floor and central glazed door, 3 panes
wide x 4, with enriched architrave surround, and doorcase of fluted Corinthian
pilasters, full moulded entablature broken forward over pilasters, and with
architrave turned up in centre with scroll ends to upper moulding end carved
central cartouche ornament, and segmental pediment, very good proportion.
This front overlooks a formal walled garden, formerly with a carved stone -
sundial, baluster type, as central feature.
The entrance (west) front repeats the general design of the garden front in
all respects, except the doorcase to central door, which consists of bolection
architrave surround, with double scroll cut brackets and flat moulded hood.
The north front has 3 windows and same general design as east and west fronts.
The south front is generally similar, the same cornice and parapet treatment
carried round, but unsymmetrical grouping of windows on 3 levels. 4 4-light
mullioned and transomed casements (one altered) on 2nd floor. 2 3-lights and
2 4-lights on lst floor, irregular casements on ground floor and door to right
hand of centre with bolection architrave surround, square panel over between
elaborate double scroll cut brackets, and flat moulded hood with front edge
broken forward over brackets. The interior has painted decoration by J Thornhill
on staircase, which has contemporary richly turned balusters, etc. The house
illustrated in special article Country Life, July 28th 1934.
The Stair illustrated in Country Life, July 31st 1942.
The garden doorway illustrated in Nathaniel Lloyd's History of the English
House. The house stands on site of former Bishop's Grange. See also article
in Country Life, July 28th 1934.
Listing NGR: SU8359447391
Source: English Heritage
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