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Listing Reference LB/140 Status FORMAL
Group Nationally Listed Buildings Type (Grade) Grade I
Site Address Manresa House, Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD
Listing Description 1760 to 1768. Sir William Chambers for second Earl of Dessborough. Name originally Parksted then Bessborough House. 1860 and later additions and alterations. West front (to garden overlooking Richmond Park) - 3-storeys, 5-bays. Stone, rusticated ground storey and quoins. moulded string at first floor sills. Dentil cornice second floor and attic cornice and blocking course. Pedimented hexastyle Ionic portico (to centre) raised on balustrade at first floor above rusticated podium with twin curved flights of steps with wrought iron railings. South front in Amber brick with stone dressings, cornice bands and balustraded terrace first floor and arched entrance: 1860 buildings form wings flanking front forecourt. Good interior features including ornamental plaster ceilings, carved overdoors, and wrought iron balustrades to staircase.
Risk Rating Group Nationally Listed Buildings
Date Listed 14-07-1955 Ward
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