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Kennet Orley

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolhampton, West Berkshire

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

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
(including plan).

Listing NGR: SU5745467015

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