Style of Walter Newall. Circa 1840. Picturesque villa with
Italianate tower and near symmetrical elevations. 2 storeys,
central square tower with shallow pyramidal roof rises an
additional storey, with bipartites to each face; lower
service wing to east. Polished red ashlar. Windows all
round-headed, mostly mullioned, 2 or 3 lights set in plain
projecting margins with simple incised detail in spandrels;
canted or shallow rectangular projections at ground. North
elevation: wide gabled porch with round-headed panelled and
studd door in advanced central gabled bay; bipartite windows,
service wing recessed left returns north and is similarly
treated. West elevation: narrow bay links outer bays, decorative anthemion ironwork over outer ground floor windows: south
elevation also with off-centre gable and ironwork over balcony
to one 1st floor window (Missing to other two). Elaborately
carved brackets to eaves; stacks with corniced and battered
grouped square flues (square apex stack to tower).
Interior: Classical features to some cornice plasterwork
(anthemions, egg and dart etc); one ground floor room with
coffered ceiling: some marble chimney pieces:
anthemion-patterned cast-iron stair balusters.
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