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The Bower House

A Grade I Listed Building in Havering Park, London

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Latitude: 51.6125 / 51°36'44"N

Longitude: 0.1824 / 0°10'56"E

OS Eastings: 551206

OS Northings: 192659

OS Grid: TQ512926

Mapcode National: GBR SH.2N2

Mapcode Global: VHHN1.3QSR

Entry Name: The Bower House

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079873

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201635

Location: Havering, London, RM4

County: London

District: Havering

Electoral Ward/Division: Havering Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Havering

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Collier Row St James and St John, Havering-atte-Bower

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

5017 Havering-atte-Bower
The Bower House
TQ 59 SW 9/4 4.7.52.
1729 by Henry Flitcroft. Small country house. Red brick, Welsh slate roof
with modillion cornice; 2 storeys and attics. Entrance front 1-3-1 double-hung
sashes in reveals with flat arches. Slight central projection with doorway
composed of architrave, pulvinated frieze and pediment on enriched consoles.
Garden front has two circa 1800 wings with canted bay windows, central doorway
up steps with iron railings has surround of rusticated Roman Doric pilasters
entablature with key blocks and pediment. Central pediment to both fronts.
Country Life 17.3.44 describes the interior before the recent alterations.
Staircase paintings by Thornhill are particularly important. The house is
notable as Flitcroft's first commission.

Listing NGR: TQ5120692659

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