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St Michael's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5878 / 51°35'15"N

Longitude: -1.4307 / 1°25'50"W

OS Eastings: 439538

OS Northings: 187810

OS Grid: SU395878

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.K28

Mapcode Global: VHC12.5C05

Entry Name: St Michael's House

Listing Date: 21 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251262

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

SU3987 (West side)
7/163 St. Michael's House


Retreat house for sisterhood of St. Mary the Virgin, now flats. 1855, by William
White. Coursed and dressed limestone rubble with flush red brick bands, and
limestone ashlar dressings; old tile roof; brick stacks. Asymmetrical plan, with
east chapel. 2 storeys to left, 2 storeys and attic to gable ends; 4-window
range. Asymmetrical elevation. Porch with pyramidal roof has moulded pointed
doorway, with alternately brick and limestone ashlar arch above. Recessed gable
end to right. Similar left gable end brought forward and attached at right
angles to left wing 2-window range. Pointed arches of alternate red brick and
limestone ashlar over C20 casements. Gabled roof; lateral and ridge stacks.
Similar style to rear left and right wings with 3-light Geometrical style wood
casements. Chapel to right of front in similar materials has apsidal east end by
A.B. Allin, 1888; side walls have 2-light Geometrical style windows, offset
buttresses and 3-light chamfered mullioned square-headed window each side;
Kentish-tracery quatrefoil light to rear. Gabled roof.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.254; National Monuments Record,

Listing NGR: SU3953887810

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