Homes and Antiques Magazine - - LIFESTYLE -

The ar­chi­tec­tural style of this stone fire­place dates from the 16th cen­tury, and re­mained pop­u­lar well into the 17th. It fea­tures pi­laster-like jambs (sides) sup­port­ing a four- cen­tred (‘ Tu­dor’) arch, and has fo­li­ate- carved span­drels (the tri­an­gu­lar sec­tions be­tween the top of the arch and the bot­tom of the frieze above). The tall frieze is plain, but may once have been painted. Elab­o­rate plas­ter­work in­cor­po­rat­ing fig­u­ral roundels de­pict­ing Map­per­ton’s an­ces­tral home­own­ers dec­o­rates the chim­ney breast above.

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