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Latitude: 53.4304 / 53°25'49"N
Longitude: -1.3772 / 1°22'37"W
OS Eastings: 441476
OS Northings: 392800
OS Grid: SK414928
Mapcode National: GBR LXTS.M1
Mapcode Global: WHDDJ.T1CJ
Entry Name: Ferham House
Listing Date: 19 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1192476
English Heritage Legacy ID: 335688
Location: Rotherham, S61
Electoral Ward/Division: Rotherham West
Built-Up Area: Rotherham
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Masbrough St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
SK49SW ROTHERHAM KIMBEWORTH ROAD
5/53 Ferham House
Large house now offices of Rotherham Health Authority. c1787. Attributed
to John Platt (Colvin p641), for Jonathan Walker; C20 additions. Red brick
in Flemish band, C20 cement-tile roof. 3 storeys with cellars, 3 x 5 bays;
symmetrical facades. Entrance front: plinth. Porch has wide, panelled door
and fanlight with decorative glazing bars flanked by narrow lights set between
pilasters; pediment on 2 columns. Sashes with glazing bars to outer bays have
projecting sills and architrave; small narrow sash to far right. lst-floor
band and lst-floor sill band beneath central round-arched panel containing
Ionic Venetian window and 2nd-floor window with sill blocks and swept-shouldered
architrave to 6-pane sash. Outer lst-floor windows have sashes with glazing
bars in corniced architraves. Short 2nd-floor windows in architraves with
6-pane sashes and matching casement to bay 1. Modillioned eaves cornice,
central single-bay open pediment. Hipped roof, stacks removed. Addition to
right in keeping with main range has curved wall with corniced opening (now
casement) terminating at hipped-roof outbuilding with round-arched recesses.
Left return: 3-storey canted-bay projection with pedimented doorcase to centre
(now with sash). Shouldered architrave and segmental pediment to central
lst-floor window. Right return: square projection has tripartite window to
1st floor and Diocletian window to 2nd floor; attached buildings not of special
Interior: cantilevered staircase with iron balustrade. Arcaded panels to
lst-floor landing, decorative plaster ceiling to stair-well. Ground-floor
room to rear left has elaborate cornice and good plaster ceiling with classical
scenes. Adjacent room has semi-domed niches and plasterwork wall panels,
including cherubs above door.
Platt's journal, cited by Potts (p17), records the laying of vestibule and
staircase floors at this house. This forms the basis for attribution although
Platt is known to have worked on houses designed by others e.g. Clifton House
H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, 1978.
J. D. Potts, Platt of Rotherham, Mason-Architects, 1700-1810, Sheffield, 1959.
Listing NGR: SK4147692800
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