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Newhouse, Redlynch

Description: Newhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319772

OS Grid Reference: SU2182421390
OS Grid Coordinates: 421824, 121390
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9915, -1.6904

Locality: Redlynch
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 2NX

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Listing Text

SU 22 SW
(south side)
7/300 Newhouse


Country house. Circa 1619, by William Stockman, C18 additions for
Eyres. English bond brick with limestone dressings, tiled roof,
brick stacks. Central hexagon with three wings. 3-storey, 8-
window front. Central range has C20 door in moulded architrave, up
stone steps, three 3-light mullioned and transomed windows either
side. First floor has three mullioned and transomed windows to
wings, two to centre. Second floor to centre only has three
windows. Saddleback coping to gabled eaves, groups of diagonally-
set stacks to central range, wings lengthened 1742 (west) and 1764
(south) have dated lead rainwater heads, coved eaves and
battlemented parapets. All windows date from 1911. Left return of
1742 wing is rebuilt wall of 1970s, following demolition of late
C19 wing. Right return has canted bay of 1907 ballroom. South
east facade has two large 12-pane sashes and French windows to
ballroom in 1764 wing, first floor has three blocked windows, all
in moulded cases with hoodmoulds, rainwater heads dated 1907, to
right is original build with one mullioned and transomed window per
face to two floors with second foor to centre with gabled roof.
Rear, north side, has C20 door in moulded architrave to centre,
tall casement with hoodmoulds to right and mullioned and transomed
windows to first and second floors over door, gabled roof, blocked
windows to left wing. Rainwater heads dated 1750 to central block.
Interior: entrance hall has early C18 stairs with barleysugar
balusters, open string, carved spandrels and ramped handrail.
Parlour in south wing has reset C18 fireplace with stone jambs and
segmental head with keystone, panelling. Kitchen in original
position in west wing. Library in east range has Tudor-arched
stone fireplace with herringbone fireback. Dining room in 1742
wing has early C20 rococo-style plaster ceiling, reset C17
panelling and Ionic oak columns to fireplace mantel, over Tudor-
arched stone fireplace. 1764 wing was refitted as ballroom in C18
style by Maples, 1907. First floor has eared marble fireplaces,
reset C17 joinery and original C17 stairs with squat barleysugar
balusters and closed string. Roof retains chamfered timbers and
scissor-bracing over wings, restored 1911. Sold as a 'mansion
house' by William Stockman to Sir Edward Gorges, son of Thomas
Gorges, builder of Longford Castle (q.v.), unusual plan probably
influenced Newhouse in Herefordshire, 1636. House acquired by
Giles Eyre of Brickworth House 1633 and remained with his
descendants until the present (January 1985). (Unpublished records
of RCHM (England), Salisbury).

Listing NGR: SU2182421390

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Source: English Heritage

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