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Latitude: 51.3737 / 51°22'25"N
Longitude: -0.984 / 0°59'2"W
OS Eastings: 470817
OS Northings: 164340
OS Grid: SU708643
Mapcode National: GBR B58.XQ5
Mapcode Global: VHDX5.WQPS
Entry Name: The Priory Including Adjoining Wall on the North East 6582 6435
Listing Date: 14 April 1947
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1117130
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39977
Location: Beech Hill, West Berkshire, RG7
County: West Berkshire
Civil Parish: Beech Hill
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Beech Hill
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 76 SW
7/1 The Priory including
adjoining wall on the
north east 6582:6435.
Large country house. C16 extended 1648, altered C18. Mostly brick but
with some timber framing in older part with brick infill; old tile roofs
gabled, and one half hipped. Irregular plan. Part 2 storeys and part
2 storeys and attics. Two large C17 chimneys with offset heads and
stepped bases on front part, 3 large chimneys on rear part. Entrance
south east front: triple gabled, brick plinth, moulded brick first
floor string and similar string at base of gables; dentilled eaves and
cornice carried over gables. 2 storey central entrance porch with similar
brick detailing on gable, glazed door in brick doorcase with broken
segmental pediment over and date panel of 1648. Each gable has a 2-
light attic casement. 3 bays of sash windows with glazing bars to the
left of porch and to right 3 upper bays of similar sashes over 2 lower
bays. North east front: a long wing with 7 bays of sash windows with
glazing bars on first floor, irregular casements below, and with large
C17 chimney between the first and second bays from the right. There is
a C17 brick wall with a deep weathered top at right angles to and adjoining
this front approximately 2 metres high and 40 metres long. North west front:
the oldest part, partly timber framed. 2 storeys and 2 storeys with attics.
Very irregular fenestration with sash windows with glazing bars, some
leaded casements, and three C16 diamond mullioned windows on ground floor.
Interior: good early C18 panelling in hall and dining room divided by
Doric pilasters. Some early C16 panelling on first floor landing and in
alcove over entrance porch. A mid-C17 open well stair with turned balusters,
moulded handrail and square chamfered newels In the 2 principal bedrooms
on the first floor there are 2 fine mid C17 chimney pieces with pilasters
and Ionic capitals, garlands, friezes, and overmantels with volutes down
from halved Ionic pilasters. B.0.E. (Berkshire) p.85.
Listing NGR: SU7081764340
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