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Latitude: 51.3993 / 51°23'57"N
Longitude: -1.1755 / 1°10'31"W
OS Eastings: 457454
OS Northings: 167015
OS Grid: SU574670
Mapcode National: GBR 93H.9LR
Mapcode Global: VHCZM.K3X4
Entry Name: Kennet Orley
Listing Date: 10 November 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1117271
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39695
Location: Woolhampton, West Berkshire, RG7
County: West Berkshire
Civil Parish: Woolhampton
Built-Up Area: Woolhampton
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Woolhampton
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
WOOLHAMPTON WOOLHAMPTON HILL
SU 56 NE (south side)
3/26 Kennet Orley
House. 1909 by Sir Mervyn Macartney in Free William and Mary style. Red
brick with plat band brick quoins, gauged window heads with alternating projecting
voussoirs, and keystones. Deep eaves with panelled soffit to hipped tile roof;
3 later hipped dormers with casements, and 3 asymmetrically placed panelled
stacks. T-plan with one storey service wing to right. 2 storeys and attic;
5 bays with slight width differences between windows, leaded 2-light mullioned
first floor windows, and leaded ground floor cross windows. Central rusticated
porch has concave sides with round windows, 6-panelled door with radial fanlight,
and cornice to flat roof. Garden front: roof hipped in 2 stages, with 3 later
hipped dormers and C20 square dormer to left. 3 canted bays with leaded mullioned
windows; central ground floor loggia with 4 Tuscan columns, 2 cross windows
behind either side of central French casements, and segmental headed casements
with keystones in right and left hand return walls. South-east front: 3 bays.
Doors, porch and balcony are later additions. Interior: original plan, including
staircase, remains; alterations include some later fireplaces and mouldings.
This house was designed by the architect for himself. BOE, Berkshire, p. 312;
The English House 1860-1914, G. Stamp, 1980, The Building Centre Trust, p.27
Listing NGR: SU5745467015
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