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Description: Unstead Park House
Date Listed: 9 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 291252
OS Grid Reference: SU9910244156
OS Grid Coordinates: 499102, 144156
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1880, -0.5833
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SU 94SE BRAMLEY C.P. MUNSTEAD HEATH ROAD
4/54 Unstead Park House
House, now nursing home. Built by Mr Parry c.1780(originally called Farley Hill.)
Dun coloured gault brick with stone dressings and low pitched slate roofs, hipped.
Two storeys with attic in pediment and parapets, stone coped, partly obscuring the
roof. String course over ground floor and plinth below. Three storeys over base-
ment to rear. Multiple stacks to left and right of centre, further stacks to
extension set back to left. Three bay main block with central pedimented bay
projecting slightly with lunette in tympanum. One 12-pane glazing bar sash window
to each outer bay on the first floor, three sash windows to centre, all under
gauged brick heads. Venetian windows to ground floor outer bays with Adam style
fan decoration over the centre light and festoon carved entablatures over the side
lights. Acanthus leaf capitals to columns attached to window mullions. Simple 12-
pane glazing bar sash windows to centre flanking paved three-quarter glazed doors
under traceried fanlight and dentilled pediment on attached half-columns and
dosserets. C19 decoration in the spandrels. A flight of five steps to the main
doors with square newel posts and balustrade to either side. C19 wing set back to
left with pedimented centre break and roundel window. Plate glass sashes with
gauged brick heads. Rear:- five bays with 12-pane glazing bar sash fenestration
and central square portico.
Interior:- Contemporary chimney pieces and doors. The house occupied by
Lord John Russell while out of office during Peel's Ministry of 1841-6.
Listing NGR: SU9910244156
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Source: English Heritage
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