THE DOWER HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1155397
Date first listed:
13-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
THE DOWER HOUSE

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE DOWER HOUSE
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Location

Statutory Address:
THE DOWER HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
Winchester (District Authority)
Parish:
Crawley
National Grid Reference:
SU 42451 34813

Details

SU 4234 CRAWLEY CRAWLEY (South Side)

11/13 The Dower House

GV II*

Mansion, once the rectory. C17, with a large mid C19 extension at the south side, and early C20 extensions on the north side. Brick walls, and tiled roof. The C17 core is a plain 2-storeyed block with a tile roof, upper walls of red brickwork in English bond above flint walls, casement windows within chamfered stone frames (single units and pairs with mullions). The southward extension is a double-pile taller unit of Victorian/Tudor style, having red brick walls in Flemish bond with stone dressings; verge to the raised gables, crenellated parapet with Gothic weathering band, hoodmoulds to mullioned windows, some finials. A 2-storeyed porch is placed to the right of centre, with a gable above a stone oriel above a Tudor archway: to its south side is a single- storeyed castellated unit and above it (in the main wall) a Gothic (staircase) window. The other elevations also have 2-storeyed projections, and have the same details. At right-angles to the main (north-south) axis, abutting the main street, is a service wing (mainly recast and extended in the early C20), of 2 storeys, with irregular fenestration, and 3 unequal gables above jeftied 1st floors, containing bricknogged timber-framing, the lower walls being of brickwork: beneath the middle gable is a stone-framed doorway. On either side a boundary wall of flint with brick dressings extends, at the west side pierced by a Tudor stone doorway, with a gabled roof above. Between the service wing and the original building is a red brick (castle-type) tower, of the early C20, with a parapet projected on stone brackets, narrow (slit) windows, and an octagonal staircase turret in the north-east corner. Inside the original part is a fine oak ceiling: the mid Cl9 part has a fine panelled room of C17 panels, with patterned ceiling and fireplace of the same style, elsewhere (staircase and entrance hall) there is 'Jacobean' detail. A remarkable assembly of parts, all of late Tudor and Jacobean style, but of different periods.

Listing NGR: SP5090632247

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
145569
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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