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Design for alterations to the house in a Gothic style (1)


This is the only drawing that shows proposed alteration to the old house. The design is in a gothic style, and appears to propose an addition adjoining the east front. A triple-gabled two-storey range is added to the centre, projecting beyond the existing gabled wings. The entrance is screened by a two-storey loggia of lancets raised on trumeaux. To either side are three bays, the ground floor windows surrounded by lancet hood moulds.



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