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Item Name: Country House
Jacobean mansion of red brick with stone dressings. Traditional courtyard plan with four ranges around a small internal court. Impressive eight bay, three-storey south front. The projecting end bays have wide semi-circular bows with ten-light mullioned windows to each floor. Two oblong bays project from the central recessed block which has 18th-century sash windows throughout. The entrance is tucked away in the left-hand bay. The splendid interior includes the Great Hall with elaborate carved screen and chimneypiece, and the Long Gallery. Three-storey gatehouse. Close by stands the Norman manor house with vaulted stone undercroft. Both houses are open to the public for part of the year, and guide books are available. Architects & Craftsmen: Attributed to Robert Smythson. Early 18th-century alterations possibly by William Etty.
Materials: digital image
ID_Number: CH 14