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Description: Downing House
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 331118
OS Grid Reference: SE2905770095
OS Grid Coordinates: 429057, 470095
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1259, -1.5569
SE 27 SE STUDLEY ROGER STUDLEY LANE
5/114 Downing House and
Laurence House (formerly
6.3.67 & 23.4.52 listed as Lawrence House
and Downing House separately) GV II
Large house, now 2 dwellings. Late C17, altered and enlarged in the C19 and
C20. Small brown bricks in Flemish bond, ashlar quoins, stone slate roof.
2 storeys with attics, 5 bays, the 2 outer bays extended to the rear and
forming a U-shaped plan overall. East front: central 6-panel door with
fanlight and wooden doorcase composed of flanking pilasters with entablature
and dentilled pediment. Flanking and 3 windows above: 16-pane sashes with
keyed incised lintels and stone sills. The outer bays: fine 2-storey canted
bay windows with 16-pane sashes and dentilled cornices, pedimented gables
with lunette windows over. Dentilled eaves cornice; ridge stacks, those to
right renewed. Rear: central blocked doorway, now a window with fanlight,
in original wood doorcase painted to imitate stone; sash window above, now
blocked; rear wing on left, rendered, has sashes of early form; rear wing on
right is probably C19 and brick. Right return: 3 bays. Pebble-dashed. C20
doors and fenestration apart from a sash with glazing bars to first floor,
left. Interior: the building is divided to right of the central door,
Laurence House being to the left and Downing House the bay to right
including the rear wing. The interior of Downing House was inspected: the
front room, right has moulded ceiling cornice and an C18 moulded wooden fire
surround. The house is thought to have been the Dower House to Studley
Royal and was later a vicarage.
Listing NGR: SE2905770095
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Source: English Heritage
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