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Description: Parade House
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 314015
OS Grid Reference: ST8546958067
OS Grid Coordinates: 385469, 158067
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3215, -2.2099
(North West Side)
No 70 (Parade House)
(formerly listed as
No 68 (Ushers Brewery Offices)
ST 8558 4/77 29,12.50.
Circa 1730. Built for a member of the Houlton family. 2 storey, attic and basement.
Ashlar stone. Moulded plinth. Moulded cornice string over ground floor windows.
Elaborate moulded cornice on carved brackets of acanthus pattern. Chamfered bonded
quoins. The 3 central bays have a slight projection, with panelled angle pilasters
and pediment over main cornice. 2 dormers. 7 windows on 1st floor, all with bolection
architrave surrounds and carved keystones and frieze enriched with scroll leaf
pattern; the centre window is flanked by vertical panels of carved leaves on wall
face. All windows have moulded cills. 6 similar windows on ground floor and 8-panel
central door in surround of eared bolection architrave, with frieze enriched with
scroll leaf pattern, curved console brackets, entablature, broken forward over
brackets, with cornice curved back in centre and elaborate double scroll open pediment
with carved cartouche and supporting side scrolls. Paired windows to basement.
Hipped stone slate roof; decorative leadwork fringing dormers. 2 ashlar chimneys
in centre valley of roof. The interior has contemporary panelled rooms, 1 with
inlaid floor of cross banding between boards. Fine oak staircase with carved string
and panelled and ramped dado; rich plasterwork, especially fruit and flower cornice
to stair well. Segmental arch to hall, tall bolection door surrounds with brass
Dutch drop handles; door into left hand room has slight break into cornice. Pitched
path to pavement.
Nos 65 to 68 (consec), Nos 70 to 73 (consec), railings and gates to Nos 68 and
70, dwarf stone wall to No 72, No 64 (Lloyds Bank) and Usher's Brewery Corner Block,
form an outstanding group with No 8 and premises occupied by K.J. Lestor to south
west of No 8 Wicker Hill.
Listing NGR: ST8546958067
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Source: English Heritage
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