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IoE Number: 167071
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Date listed: 18 January 1952
Date of last amendment: 18 January 1952
Grade I

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SANCTONHOUGHTON HALLSE 83 NE11/74Houghton HallHall18.1.52GVI

SANCTON HOUGHTON HALL SE 83 NE 11/74 Houghton Hall Hall 18.1.52 GV I House. c1760. Probably by Thomas Atkinson for Philip Langdale. Remodelled 1957-60 by Francis Johnson. Pink brick with stone dressing, timber eaves cornice, slate roof. Main range of 2 storeys, 5 bays 2:1:2, flanked by single-storey 3-bay quadrants to pavilions of 2 storeys and attics, 3 bays. Main range: entrance front. Plinth. Centre 3 bays break forward under low pediment. Ground floor': porch of 1957-60 has 2-leaf door of six raised and fielded panels under fanlight with radial glazing in architrave with fanned keyblock beneath pediment. Sashes with sills and glazing bars under cambered gauged brick arches. First floor: 9-pane unequal sashes with sills under cambered gauged brick arches. Modillion eaves and raked cornices, axial stacks, hipped roof. Quadrant walls: each has plinth and three round- headed sashes with radial glazing in blank round-headed recesses under coping with four urns. Pavilions: ground floor: sashes with sills and glazing bars under cambered gauged brick arches. First floor: similar, 6- pane, sashes. Gauged-brick oculi with radial glazing to pediments. Raked cornice, axial stacks. Main range, garden elevation: ground floor largely rebuilt by Francis Johnson. Sashes with glazing bars, bracketed sills, architraves and floating cornices on ground floor (pediment over central garden door); 9-pane unequal sashes with sills to first floor. The rear elevation of the quadrants is straight: service door in angle with main range, sashes with sills and glazing bars under cambered brick arches to remaining bay. The rear elevation of each pavilion is identical to the front elevation. Interior: entrance hall. Glazed inner door of two raised- and-fielded panels beneath 6-pane window. Half turn cut-string stair with half-landing above door: sunk panels beneath treads, turned balusters, moulded handrail. Dentilled cornice. Two round arches to library to left. Drawing room: ornate marble fireplace with festoons, scrolls, wreaths, and chains of flowers. Smoking room: doors in eared architraves under dentilled cornices. Polychrome marble fireplace with tapering Ionic pilasters under eared and shouldered overmantel with pediment. Panelled dado; Vitruvian scroll to mutule cornice. Houghton Hall is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II.

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