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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: FOXHILL HOUSE

List entry Number: 1136050

Location

FOXHILL HOUSE, WHITEKNIGHTS PARK

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

County District District Type Parish
WokinghamUnitary AuthorityEarley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1983

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Aug-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41437

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History

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Details

EARLEY

SU77SW WHITEKNIGHTS PARK 1921/4/6 WHITEKNIGHTS PARK 19-SEP-83 Foxhill House (Formerly listed as: WHITEKNIGHTS PARK WHITEKNIGHTS PARK Foxhill (formerly listed in the parish of Shinfield))

II*



Large house in landscape surround, now students hall of residence. 1868 by Alfred Waterhouse and built for himself. Red brick, diaper patterning and with much cut brick moulding, plain and fish scale tile roof with cresting, irregular large chimneys with offset heads, one gabled semi- dormer right of centre, one half hipped semi-dormer left of centre. High Victorian Gothic style. 2 storeys and attics. Irregular fenestration; all sashes without glazing bars. Main features of entrance front. 3 gable projections one to left which is also gabled on re-entry, one centre at right, one in centre with stained and traceried window to staircase; enclosed gabled entrance porch with buttresses and moulded arch to right of staircase projection. Garden front:- similar style with gable to left, 4 bays lean to verandah and large conservatory to right. Interior: 3-flight staircase in entrance hall with arched balusters, carved panels and moulded handrail; stained glass stair window. Large hooded fireplace on clustered columns with carved capitals in hall. Attic stairs with elaborate balustrade and arcade to landing. Panelled principal ground floor rooms with chimneypieces. Panelled first floor chamber with coved ceiling. Billiard room with lantern light. Glazed conservatory. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.203.



Listing NGR: SU7362872333

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Berkshire - Date: 1966 - Page References: 203

National Grid Reference: SU 73628 72333

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