Description: Smeaton Manor
Date Listed: 29 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 332400
OS Grid Reference: NZ3391304613
OS Grid Coordinates: 433913, 504613
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4358, -1.4787
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NZ 30 SW GREAT SMEATON EAST COWTON ROAD
(north side, off)
29.1.53 Smeaton Manor
Small country house. 1875-8. By Philip Webb for Major Percy Godman. Red
brick in Flemish bond, pantile roof. Main block: 2 storeys plus attics, 5
bays, to either side 1 bay gabled wings, also 2 storeys plus attics. Main,
garden front to south. (Door to north side.) Ground-floor bays break
slightly forward with pantile roof. All openings are below wide segmental
arches. Those to either side of centre are set back and blind. Outer and
central bays have two 8-pane sashes, with brick sills, divided by central
brick mullions. Herringbone brickwork filling the arches above. First
floor: sashes with glazing bars flanked by brick pilasters. Moulded
cornice, slightly recessed over sashes and advanced over pilasters.
Openings are flanked by areas of blank walling to either corner.
Oversailing eaves, large hipped roof with belled eaves. 3 flat-headed
dormers with 2 sash windows to each dormer. 2 ridge stacks. North side:
central brick porch with 6-panel door in quoined moulded ashlar architrave
with cornice flanked by sashes in raised brick surrounds with cogged
dripmoulds. Above, sashes with glazing bars flanked by pilasters and
dormers similar to south front. The wings break forward to either side.
Segmentally-arched sashes with glazing bars, to each floor. Large brick
kneelers, brick coping. Interior: the original Philip Webb interior has
been destroyed, now there is poor Georgian type detailing. '
Listing NGR: NZ3391304613
Source: English Heritage
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