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Castle House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Helens, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.699 / 50°41'56"N

Longitude: -1.1069 / 1°6'24"W

OS Eastings: 463168

OS Northings: 89193

OS Grid: SZ631891

Mapcode National: GBR BFF.2Z4

Mapcode Global: FRA 87K7.BL9

Entry Name: Castle House

Listing Date: 18 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410663

Location: St. Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: St Helens

Built-Up Area: St Helens

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: St Helens St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

Castle House
SZ 68 NW 10/242


Circa 1830 to 40 villa with castellated additions. Set well back from
road in own grounds. Main front facing West. Two storeys and semi
basement faced with stone coursed in imitation of bricks. Five windows,
the Northern bay part of wing at right angles to main block and separate
from it on this front by coursed rubble crenellated tower with machicolla-
tion and glacis at foot. The main block has a slightly projecting central
bay with rusticated quoins at angles. Low pitch hipped slate roof with
bracketed projecting eaves. To left and right of main block, super-
imposed bays to ground floor and basement with three casement lights on
ground floor concave cornice and hipped slate roof over. Basement; one
sash window to front of each bay, glazing bars, block sills. First
floor windows, recessed, sash, no glazing bars except on wing, block
sills. The main block has trellising on first floor. Central doorway
set in flat arched recess with curved corners. Side lights flanking
recessed door of four moulded panels. In front a cantilevered tent
roofed verandah with cast iron tracery and scroll patterned pilaster
and brackets. Flight of cast iron steps flaired at base with turned
iron balusters. On the South front the castellated style is fully
deployed. Two towers flank a crenellated bay with corners returned on
curve to wall all in stone rubble and glacis at foot. Three storeys.
Three windows, second floor recessed sash, some glazing bars intact,
rusticated ashlar surrounds with Keystones, consoles to block sills. First
floor central French windows, side windows on curve as on second floor
but with recessed panel below. Cast iron balcony on brackets. Ground
floor as above but without keystone.

Listing NGR: SZ6316889193

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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