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Description: Sheffield Park House
Date Listed: 26 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 296022
OS Grid Reference: TQ4135524138
OS Grid Coordinates: 541355, 124138
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9993, 0.0131
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FLETCHING SHEFFIELD PARK
Sheffield Park House
TQ 42 SW 25/784 26.11.53
The house contains a few rooms with early C18 panelling. But the main
portion dates from about 1779 and was built by the first Lord Sheffield.
Architect James Wyatt. The house was Wyatt's earliest Gothic house but
the entrance front is a symmetrical classical conception. Two storeys.
Seven windows. Ashlar. Cornice and battlemented parapet. The outer window
bays are flanked by pilasters, between which the cornice is carried up
to form a pointed arch with a stepped gable above containing an attic window
and surmounted by 3 pinnacled finials. Sash windows with dripstones over
and glazing bars intact. Central porch added in 1912. Service wing added
to the west in 1912.
The east front has a large pointed Gothic window, of which part only could
originally be seen internally.
Of the interior, the hall and staircase are Gothic, the remainder classical.
The Prince's room upstairs is decorated with paintings of animals by
Charles Cotton the elder, RA.
Listing NGR: TQ4135524138
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Source: English Heritage
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