Description: Doughty House
Date Listed: 17 May 1999
English Heritage Building ID: 432171
OS Grid Reference: TQ1835573940
OS Grid Coordinates: 518355, 173940
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4521, -0.2981
TQ 1873 RICHMOND HILL
22/25/3 (East side)
House mid C18 with later C18, mid C19 and early alterations. Gallery c1880 for Sir Francis Cook, extended 1915 by Brewer Smith and Brewer for Sir Frederick Cook is separately listed. House, stock brick, stone rustication and dressings, hipped slate roof. Three storeys and basement, five bays. Central 3 bays break forward under pediment. Ground floor and basement rusticated stone, stone doorcase with flat canopy on ornate piers with lion head brackets. Pair of oak fielded panelled doors under fanlight, reached by flight of steps over area. Windows all sashes, at first floor in stone pedimented eared architraves, at second floor eared architraves with linking stone cill band. Central first floor debased Palladian window, above a tripartite window with raised stone panels between. Pediment with modillion cornice and open occulus. Parapet with pineapples at angles. Right return of 4 bays central bays breaking forward under plain pediment, continuing treatment of entrance front. Interior. Ionic screen with added wrought iron gates and overthrow. Modillion cornice. Pulvinated doorcases with panelled linings. Stone stair with iron balustrade and mahogony rail, to first floor. C18 moulded dado rail. Early C20 niche to ground floor, C19 rear stair wall and niches. Double drawing room with Ionic screen on iron columns. Plain panelled walls, moulded dado. Pedimented doorcases with foliate pulvinated friezes. Eared chimneypiece with oak leaf pulvinated frieze. Rear wall pushed out early C20. Dining room walls reclad covering former panelling and door openings. First floor front room chimney piece with eared architrave and foliate pulvinated frieze. Flanking alcoves with shaped heads. Mid C18 doorcases and six panelled doors.
The Builder, 8 October, 1915
Source: English Heritage
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