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Item Name: Country House
The development of this complex house can best be seen on the south front. The three-storey facade consists of a three-bay centre of re-used stone from the mid 16th-century house flanked by late 16th-century brick wings with diaper work. The whole was remodelled c. 1730 when the central columned entrance door, Venetian window on the first floor, lunette window on the second floor and sash windows were introduced. Also of this date is the Venetian window on the west front and the Tuscan porch below which was formerly on the south front. The north front retains late 17th-century brick wings flanking a three-storey polygonal stone bay of c. 1770. 16th-century garden house, gothicised in 1770. Alterations of c. 1730 to the designs of Lord Burlington (incorrectly executed by a local builder); some work of 1760s and 70s by John Carr including service wing of c. 1770. The house contains woodwork, including an elaborate staircase of c. 1700 which may be the work of William Thornton of York, and chimneypieces attributed to William Kent. Restored 1981-8 by Francis Johnson.
Materials: digital image
ID_Number: CH 9