Doric order dating

This is of brick with a gothic pierced-work parapet.

In 1928 Norah Lindsay produced a planting plan for one side of the house.

That makes the origin of the avenue at least coeval with Sir John Norton 1619-1689, who lies in the church, if not with the earlier Richard Norton (who died before 1556), who is commemorated by a tomb erected about 1530.

Not all of the 18th-century trees survived the gales of 1987 but those that fell have been replanted. The garden around the house covers about 12 acres and is listed Grade II by English Heritage.

The house is stone-faced with a slate roof, the main block being square in plan with three-storey towers with pepperpots and parapets at the corners and with an elaborate Doric order entrance porch.

The southern elevation extends westwards as a lower range with an arcade of Tudor arches which opens onto the garden.

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