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SW 80994 32290



SW8032SE GROVEHILL CRESCENT 843-1/10/104 Grovehill House 23/01/73 (Formerly Listed as: GROVE HILL Grovehill House)


Large house. 1789 for George Croker Fox. Stucco or thin render on ashlar, the ashlar visible to the front and to part of the service wing; relief blocking out to the left-hand return and rear is probably following the joints of the original stone wall; flat keyed arches; mid-floor string; moulded parapet cornice with modillions; asbestos slate hipped roofs where visible; rendered stacks at rear and small stack on the left. PLAN: deep rectangular plan with service wing at rear. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over basement; symmetrical 3-bay, 7-window front with 3 windows to each bowed bay flanking entrance bay. Late C19 2-pane horned sashes. Central tripartite porch with square columns and moulded parapet cornice; round-arched doorway with keyblock and plain fanlight; spandrel panels with festoons over sidelights; tripartite doorway behind with original 6-panel door and cobweb fanlight with festoons. Articulated right-hand return is 1:3:1: 2 bays with triangular modillioned pediment with spoked lunette over bays 2-4; bays one and 2 blind, otherwise mostly original hornless sashes with glazing bars, also to rear and left-hand return. INTERIOR retains fine quality original and early C19 features where inspected. Vestibule has original moulded plaster ceiling cornice and is linked to the central stair hall by an elliptical arch over a Venetian doorway with panelled pilasters. Stair hall has its original cantilevered stone, stone open-well open-string staircase with ramped mahogany handrail over stick balusters. Midway, there is a Vitruvian scroll frieze and at the back of the staircase is a 3-bay Ionic colonnade, also there is a moulded ceiling cornice. In the left-hand room (the only reception room inspected) is an elaborate early C19 moulded and carved ceiling cornice and band with egg and dart, acanthus, anthemion and trailing vine detail. The c1900 tiled and iron grate is set in an Adam style chimney-piece probably of the same date. It is likely that there are also many features of interest in other parts of the house. In the garden of the house stands the enormously thick, 7m stump of a Lucombe oak, which was planted at about the time

when the house was built. A water colour painting of the tree was made by John Childs just before it was felled in December 1983.

Listing NGR: SW8099432290


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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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