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John Gay's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.4907 / 51°29'26"N

Longitude: -0.7112 / 0°42'40"W

OS Eastings: 489571

OS Northings: 177653

OS Grid: SU895776

Mapcode National: GBR D6Y.F0J

Mapcode Global: VHDWR.MSCK

Entry Name: John Gay's House

Listing Date: 25 March 1955

Last Amended: 2 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41067

Location: Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Bray

Built-Up Area: Maidenhead

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Bray with Braywood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 8977
(west side, off)
21/6 Holyport
25.3.55 John Gay's House (formerly
listed as Gays House)

Large house. Early C17, altered and extended early C18, mid C19 and late C20. Mostly brick with
part timber frame behind brick gable. Hipped old tile roofs. Formerly rectangular plan of 2
framed bays, later extended on the north east in C18, and on the south west in Cl9 and further on
the south west in the C20 with an enclosed swimming pool. 2 storeys. several chimneys with offset
heads and clay pots. Sash windows with glazing bars. North-nest front: 2:4 bays. Brick string
at impost level, moulded eaves cornice. Left hand section: higher roof; 2 windows on first
floor, Venetian window on left; 3 taller windows on ground floor. Right hand section: 4 windows
on first floor, 3 with semi-circular heads and radiating glazing bars; 3 tall windows on wand
floor with similar heads; to the left of these a porch with Tuscan columns and moulded cornice.
Half-glazed door and fanlight with leaf and diamond pattern glazing bars. South east front: 3
sections, of 2:2:3 bays. Centre section: gable and chimney fronting timber-framed older part; 2
wide windows on first floor. Ground floor has C20 pedimented porch with Tuscan columns and C20
entrance door. Left hand section: Chimney in centre springing from eaves level. 2 windows on
first floor with semi-circular heads and radiating glazing bars, 2 windows on ground floor in
architrave frames. Right hand section: chimney on ridge to right of centre. 3 windows on first
floor with louvred shutters each side; two, narrow, 2-light casement windows on ground floor with
segmental brick arch heads. Interior: much restored. 2 bays timber frame exposed with C20
gallery, now forming entrance hall on south west. Library: elaborate cornice, with dentils and
egg and dart ornament. Panelled window shutters, enriched with egg and dart ornament. Drawing
room: marble fireplace with urn in centre, moulded mantelpiece enriched with festoons and acanthus
leaf ornament. Stairs with stick balusters and wreathed handrail; panelled dado. Shown on the
Ordnance Survey map as Gay's House.

Listing NGR: SU8957177653

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