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Description: The Grove (Church Army Home for the Elderly)
Date Listed: 21 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 303853
OS Grid Reference: NZ1536164764
OS Grid Coordinates: 415361, 564764
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9773, -1.7615
NZ 1564 NW RYTON ELVASTON ROAD
21.1.49 The Grove (Church Army Home
for the Elderly) (Formerly listed
as Ryton Grove)
Large house; now old peoples' home. Dated 1742 on rainwater heads; early
C20 additions of round bows on returns. Brick with sandstone ashlar
dressings and rusticated quoins; graduated Westmorland slate roof with 2
tall corniced brick chimneys. 2 storeys and attics, 5 windows x 5.
Partly-glazed door, under ornamental fanlight in Tuscan doorcase with fluted
necking and open pediment, in 2-storey central half-octagonal projection
with windows above door and in canted returns; one window either side.
All windows sashes with glazing bars, projecting stone sills and splayed
stone lintels with false voussoirs. Round bows in returns have flat
stone lintels of similar style. First floor string;dentilled eaves cornice.
3 later pedimented dormers in low-pitched hipped.roof; blocking course to all
projecting bays. 2-storey decorative cast iron loggia on right return.
Interior shows stair, in centre of hall, with turned balusters and ramped
handrail; some stucco decoration to ceilings and cornices.
Listing NGR: NZ1536164764
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Source: English Heritage
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