Description".....Formerly a seat of the Muschampe family, licence to crenellate was granted in 1341 and the building was described in 1415 as a fortalice. By 1541 it was 'on extreme decaye and almoste ruynous for lack of reparacions'. In its present form the building is a country house in a castellated Gothick style, designed in 1801 for Francis Sitwell by John Paterson. Building, in several campaigns, spanned most of the 19th century and it was not completed until 1892......"
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