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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

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PLAN OF OLDCASTLE, DALLINGTON

ECENT DESIGNS IN DOMESTIC
ARCHITECTURE.

The drawings reproduced on this and the
opposite page represent a country residence, the
property of the Right Hon. Sir H. B. Buckley
Lord Justice of Appeal, to
which extensive alterations
have recently been made
from the designs of Mr.

Ernest Newton, A.R.A.

There is a tradition that
either on the site of the
existing house or near to
it stood a mediaeval castle,
and the wall on the right of
the larger of the two draw-
ings is supposed to be all
that remains of the old
buildings. Like many other
traditions, this must be ac-
cepted with some reserve.

The name Oldcastle at any
rate remains, and before
the alterations the house
was a moderate-sized farm-
house of the usual Sussex
type. It had already been
so much altered that it was
difficult to reconstruct the
original plan, and there was
very little of the old work
left that was of much value.

All that was worth leaving
or possible to leave has
been retained, and new
buildings have been added
at each end, consisting ot
billiard-room, &c., at one

end, and kitchen and offices
at the other. The house
stands high, with rising
ground to the north and
east. One of the drawings
shows the entrance or north-
west front generally, and the
other the new billiard-room
end, facing south-west. The
ground-floor accommodation
of the house will be seen
from the accompanying plan.
On the floor above there are
eleven bedrooms, one of
them at the south-western
end over the billiard-room having a dressing-room
and bathroom attached, while at the other end of
the building there is a second bathroom. The
gardens are not yet finished.

Some interesting additions have been made
to Claverdon Hall, Warwickshire, an old timber

OLDCASTLE, DALLINGTOX, SUSSEX. ERNEST NEWTON, A.R.A., ARCHITECT FOR
ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS

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