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Bill Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham

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Latitude: 51.4347 / 51°26'5"N

Longitude: -0.8423 / 0°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 480568

OS Northings: 171272

OS Grid: SU805712

Mapcode National: GBR C60.XJQ

Mapcode Global: VHDX2.C61G

Entry Name: Bill Hill

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41251

Location: St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham, RG40

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: St. Nicholas, Hurst

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Hurst

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

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6/17 Bill Hill


Large country house. C18 altered C19. Brick, stone plinth, stone strings at
floor levels and stone pilasters at outer corners of south front, wood
bracketted cornice, slate roof. 3 storeys.South front:- Main block of 5
bays flanked by later projecting one storey wings.Main block has plain stone
string at first floor level, and moulded string at second floor carried
round corner pilasters.Sash windows with glazing bars, segmental headed on
ground and first floors, the centre first floor window with stone surround
swept out and carried down to first floor string, remaining first floor
windows have fluted stone key blocks with second floor string broken forward
over each; half glazed central double door, 3 pane rectangular fanlight, in
doorcase of fluted Doric pilasters, entablature with architrave swept up in
centre into frieze, cornice broken forward over pilasters and in centre, and
broken segmental pediment with unicorn in centre.Flanking wings are one storey,
brick plinth, moulded stone cornice string and small blocking course, and 3 tall
sash windows.North front: 5 bays plum coloured brick with red dressings, tall
windows on ground floor, ground and first floor windows sashes with glazing bars,
segmental headed, and glazed central door, rectangular fanlight with lead
radiating and wreathed glazing.Interior: Ground floor has been altered in C19
but retains a C18 stone staircase with wrought and cast iron balustrade and
moulded mahogany handrail.The house was first owned by Sir Montague (later Lord)
Blundell.Sold in 1734 to Lady Harold who married the first Earl Gower in 1736.
She built the stables and added to the house, which continued in her family who
added the large C19 extensions, now pulled down.
B.O.E.Berkshire p.210.

Listing NGR: SU8056871272

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