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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ELSTREE SCHOOL, WOOLHAMPTON HOUSE WOOLHAMPTON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1117267

Location

ELSTREE SCHOOL, WOOLHAMPTON HOUSE
WOOLHAMPTON HOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
West BerkshireUnitary AuthorityWoolhampton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Sep-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39684

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Details

WOOLHAMPTON UPPER WOOLHAMPTON SU 56 NE 3/20 Elstree School, 9.9.69 Woolhampton House

GV II*

House, now school. Cl7 and C18 with circa 1900 alterations and additions. Southern block, south front: C18 with circa 1900 alterations. Red brick with grey headers, ashlar plinth with banded rustication, stone window dressings and plat bands. Deep moulded wooden eaves cornice to hipped tile roof with 2 stacks. 3 storeys; 9 bays, glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves. Centre 3 bays slightly projecting. Central first floor tripartite sash with garlands, keystone and segmental pediment on scrolled brackets; flat hoods over second and eighth first floor windows. Ground floor windows with key- stones, and central tripartite sash. 2 storey,one bay addition to left with plinth and coped parapet. East front: 3 bays. Ground and first floors projec- ting; ground floor of ashlar with cornice; C20 first floor with plat band at cill level and coped parapet. West front: 5 bays. Circa 1900 projecting ground floor, ashlar with cornice and parapet, balustraded above entrance to right. Recessed porch with 2 Doric columns in antis, and two 5 panelled doors behind with rectangular fanlight flanked by 2 windows with keystones. North- eastern block, east front: circa 1900. Red brick with stone dressings, plat bands, deep moulded wooden eaves cornice to flat roof with one stack. 3 storeys; 5 bays, glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves. 3 storey, 3 bay projection to left. First floor windows with balustraded balconies and eared architraves, windows with flat hoods flanking central window with segmental pediment. Wing projecting at 45 degrees from right hand bays; red brick with grey headers, stone dressings, parapet and hipped tiled roof. One storey, coupled glazing bar sashes with architraves, central French casements with Doric doorcase consisting of half columns supporting segmental pediment with keystone. North-western block, west front: C18 with circa 1900 alterations. Red brick with stone dressings, plat band between first and second floors, cornice, coped parapet. Tiled gam- brel roof with 2 ridge stacks and 4 dormers with segmental pediments. 3 storeys and attic; 7 bays, glazing bar sashes with architraves. Flat hoods on first floor windows, small circular windows between second and third and fifth and sixth bays;on first and second floors. Doorway in second bay from right with 2-panelled door, rectangular fanlight, architrave and flat hood on scrolled brackets. 2 storey wing projecting to left of brick with plat band, cornice, coped parapet and hipped roof. Left-hand return wall of 3 bays; glazing bar sashes with architraves. Interior: mainly Circa 1900, including staircase, fireplaces and panelling. In 1.4 Lewis Vulliamy worked at Woolhampton House. Landscaped gardens with 2 small lakes. BOE, Berkshire, p. 312; Berkshire Architectural Guide, Betjeman and Piper, Murray, 1949, p.156.

Listing NGR: SU5768367525

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 312
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 156

National Grid Reference: SU 57683 67525

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