Interpretation: The 18th century house is still embedded within the alterations and its plan is easily discernible. There are areas of internal flooring and external features, including some joinery, that remain from the earliest phases. The infilling of the courtyard to form the Library, in 1816, by Hudson Lowe included numerous other ancillary works. Much of the internal joinery is early 20th century. The later 20th century work, including the render and replacement of the porch are well documented. The 1791-2 date attributed to the building may be a significant enlargement or alteration, as there are signs of earlier work.
Historical context: EIC structure of 1791-2, though possibly earlier elements. Substantial changes in 1816 and again in the 20th century.
Significance comments: One of the key EIC buildings on the island. Substantial historic fabric, including joinery. Huge potential for above and below ground archaeology.
Latest inspection date: 7/13/2011
Inspected by: BMJ
Interior inspected: No
Inspected for: HER Creation
Sub type: None Sub type 2: None
Main period: East India Company
Period 2: Crown Colony Period 3: None
Period 4: None Period 5: None
Days work to stabilse: 0
Feasible to occupy: Yes
Accessibility: Easily Accessible
None: No Tourist attraction: Yes Tourist accommodation: Yes Dwelling: Yes Public amenity: No Commercial: No Administrative: No Agricultural: No
Associated finds: None
Additional information: None
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