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Item Name: Country House
Red brick with stone quoins and hipped slate roof. Two-and-a half-storeys. West front of seven bays, with centre three bays breaking forward. Doric porch designed by Francis Johnson. Two 19th-century lodges in grounds, and classical oratory of 1867 to the N of the lake. Immediately by the house is the imposing Roman Catholic chapel of the Virgin and St Everilda, built 1836-9. Architects & Craftsmen: Designed by John Carr. Additions of 1845-8 by James Firth of Green Hammerton, removed when the house was restored 1962-3 by Francis Johnson. Interior has chimneypieces attributed to Henry Cheere. Grounds of an earlier house on the site landscaped in the 1730s with advice from Thomas Knowlton (gardener to Lord Burlington). Further work on the grounds by J.N. Sleed of Kensington 1826-7.
Materials: digital image
ID_Number: CH 28