This week: Grade I houses

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Wilts

The Ivy, Chippenham. The principal part of a fine Baroque mansion, retaining the most important architectural features. 6 beds, 4 bath, 2 receps, kitchen, cloakroom, cellar, lake, 4.5 acres

pounds 425,000 Savills (01225-474550).

London

3 The Grove, Highgate,, N6. Built in the 1680s, formerly the home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and later, J.B. Priestley. In need of modernisation. 8 beds, 4 bath, 4 receps, staff flat, cellars, garden with views over Hampstead Heath.

pounds 2.5 million Savills (0171-730 0822).

Fife

Old Duloch House, Dunfermline. An early Georgian house with fine original features, set amidst rolling farmland. 5 beds, 2 bath, 3 receps, kitchen, stabling, walled garden, 3.5 acres.

pounds 250,000 Savills (0131-226 6961).

Devon

Grange, Broadhembury, nr. Honiton. A 17th century house with magnificent 17th and 18th century interiors in need of refurbishment. 8 beds, 2 dressing rooms, 4 bath, 3 receps, music room, breakfast room, kitchen, domestic offices, 3 staff flats, pool, tennis court, lake, 28.48 acres.

pounds 700,000 Knight Frank (0171-629 8171).

Bucks

Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Built in 1851 by Sir Joseph Paxton, the house is currently being sold by The Maharishi Foundation. 7 main bed suites, 50 other beds, grand hall, 5 major state receps, 81 acres. pounds 10-pounds 15 million

Savills (0171-409 8883).

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