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Description: Benton House (Conservative Club)
Date Listed: 27 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303254
OS Grid Reference: NZ2725068429
OS Grid Coordinates: 427250, 568429
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0097, -1.5754
LONGBENTON HOYLAKE AVENUE (north side)
NZ 26 NE
6/9 Benton House (Conservative
House, now club. Late C18 and Cl9. Built for T.C. Bigge (1739-94). Sandstone ashlar;
graduated Lakeland slate roof. 2 storeys; 1:3:5 bays. Main block of 5 bays has
inserted sash window in central Tuscan porch with fluted necking; glazing bars to
2 sashes either side; none to renewed first floor sashes. Sill and floor bands;
dentilled broken pediment over central 3 bays, and dentilled eaves gutter cornice;
floating cornice above central window. Wing set back at left has pedimented first
bay containing tripartite windows, transomed on ground and sashed at first floors;
eaves cornice under keystoned roundel in pediment. Half-glazed central door (with
large overlight) in 3-bay linking section which has renewed sash windows and early
C20 pedimented dormer. Hipped roof with ashlar chimneys. Interior damaged by fire.
Shop inserted in rear of first bay: see under Front Street.
Listing NGR: NZ2725068429
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Source: English Heritage
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