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© Mr Arthur A. Chapman FRICS

IoE Number: 32763
Photographer: Mr Arthur A. Chapman FRICS
Date Photographed: 31 August 2004
Date listed: 15 January 1986
Date of last amendment: 15 January 1986
Grade I

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ST 55 NEEAST HARPTREE5/25Eastwood Manor Farm SteadingG.V.I

ST 55 NE EAST HARPTREE 5/25 Eastwood Manor Farm Steading G.V. I Steading. 1858-60. Robert Smith for William Taylor. Dressed, squared and coursed limestone to main facade, coarser squared stone to side walls. Rusticated ashlar quoins, ashlar cornices and copings, rubbed brick voussoirs to arched entrances. Corrugated iron and translucent plastic roofing, some glazing. 1 1/4 acre area containing 2 internal courts, all roofed. Grand 5 bay composition to main facade. Centrepiece has projecting double steps with segmental arched recess and quatrefoil motifs set in lozenge surrounds. Central doorway at top of steps, plank door. 2 upper openings either side of lozenge-quatrefoil opening. Side walls slope up to a series of 4 crow steps then gable with relieving arch and keyed oculus. Weather vane on apex. Sections flanking centrepiece are set on 3 bay segmental headed arcades and lit above by glazed arched gables like train sheds. End bays have 2 cambered head openings, lozenge-quatrefoils and gables head.openings, with corn sheaf finials. 2 leaf plank doors throughout. Interior. Cast iron pillars support brick walls with cast iron open rafter wagon roof. Inspection galleries on 4 sides, cast iron fountain on stone plinth to left hand court. (Country Life, 12th October l972).

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