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Latitude: 51.4494 / 51°26'57"N
Longitude: -1.0114 / 1°0'41"W
OS Eastings: 468795
OS Northings: 172730
OS Grid: SU687727
Mapcode National: GBR Q9H.YW
Mapcode Global: VHDWS.FT5S
Entry Name: Prospect House, Prospect Park
Listing Date: 22 March 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113398
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38758
Location: Reading, RG30
Electoral Ward/Division: Norcot
Built-Up Area: Reading
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Tilehurst St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 29/10/2019
SU 67 SE
The Mansion House
[Formerly listed as Prospect House, BATH ROAD (North Side)]
Late C18. To south: Large formal composition with greatly projecting centre which has flanking side wings terminating in semi-domed segmental bays. Two storeys. Stucco. Stucco string at first floor level. Moulded stone cornice and blocking course. Hipped slate roof. Centre block has a hexastyle Ionic portico across it of Portland stone on raised stone base; balustrade mentioned in previous list removed. Glazing bar sash windows, five on first floor and four on ground floor with balustraded panels below in recessed openings under portico. Central door with radiating wreathed fanlight and strip pilaster frame, acanthus leaf capitals and cornice. Returns of centre break have full height canted bays plus three ranges of windows. West bay window has verandah balcony on first floor.
Side wings have short two storey link of one window (three light in recessed segmental arch on ground floor) and end pavilion with large segmental bay of three windows. All ground floor windows have recessed panels under cills. West end of rear block has end piars with blind oculi on first floor and niches on ground floor.
To north: Servants quarters. Three storeys (note change of floor levels). Symmetrical wings each of four windows. Colourwashed brick. Central recess with a large arched stair window and single storey outer hall between wings with later Porte Cochere (fluted Greek Doric portico) and plain arched doorway.
Contemporary decoration to hall. Good contemporary iron balustrade to stair; colonnaded landing first floor. Interior plan with apsed ends to hall and drawing room meeting at right angles results in unusual features. Good decoration.
Listing NGR: SU6879572730
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