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A Grade II Listed Building in Wokingham, Wokingham

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Latitude: 51.4166 / 51°24'59"N

Longitude: -0.8375 / 0°50'15"W

OS Eastings: 480935

OS Northings: 169260

OS Grid: SU809692

Mapcode National: GBR C6D.52X

Mapcode Global: VHDX2.FNLD

Plus Code: 9C3XC586+JX

Entry Name: Glebelands

Listing Date: 10 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41672

Location: Wokingham, RG40

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Wokingham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Wokingham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU 86 NW
(North side)
10/28 Glebelands
Large country house in Parkland setting, now a private nursing home for
retired people. 1897 by Sir Ernest Newton in the Tudor style, extended
early and late C20 by Harry Weedon and Partners, Birmingham. Brick,
stone dressings to windows and door openings; stone coped gables to
tiled roof. Regular H-plan with a double pile service wing on the
north. 2 storeys and attics. 6 large chimneys irregularly spaced on
roof slopes. Original centre section has large projecting moulded
bracketed wooden eaves cornice; all windows are leaded casements with
stone mullions and transomes. The extension is similar in character
but planer, with a hipped tile roof and a flat centre section; and
leaded casements in wooden frames. North east entrance front:-
original part is symmetrical about central entrance projecting porch
of 2 storeys, with small attic gable set back with half glazed door,
flanked by sidelights behind balcony with wrought iron balustrade;
entrance door set well back in porch with semi-circular projecting stone
hood over, and date panel above on wall. 4-light window over this at first
floor level. Projecting gable at each end, the one on the right hand with
4-light window on first 2 levels; a 3-light window in attic with semi-
circular head to centre casement. Gable on left similar but with
decorative brick panels in place of ground floor window. Recessed
sections either side of porch with two 3-light leaded attic windows with
moulded semi-circular heads; Staircase hall in right recessed section
with 3 pairs of 2-light windows above 3 small single light casements on
ground floor, with half glazed door to right, in stone architrave and
semi-circular head. In the left recessed section there are two, 3-light
windows on first floor, over one large 6-light ground floor window. On
the right of the centre part there is a 2 bay section set back with 4-
light and single windows; to the right of this the later extension with
square tower slightly recessed with a one storey gabled entry below, and
a 6-bay wing to the right with wooden windows. South West Elevation:-
original part has 2 large projecting gables, a recessed centre part with
eaves cornice as before, a 2-storey canted bay left of centre with 4-
light windows and single light return; 3 semi-circular headed, 3-light
attic windows. On ground floor a 4-light window on left of bay and a
3-light on the right with a half glazed garden door to the right of this.
4-light windows either side of bay at first floor. The gable on the left
has a 2-storey canted bay with 4-light windows and single light returns
on both levels; a 3-light window in attic over with semi-circular head
to centre. The right hand gable is similar but with a projection at
ground floor with canted bay and similar window. To the left of the
main part there is the later extension projecting at right angles with
a tiled hipped roof, and flat centre section. Interior:-staircase hall
entered through pair of half glazed and panelled doors with inlaid chevron
patterned work; diagonal wooden glazing bars. Lounge on left divided from
hall by circular arched opening on right with square columns and inlaid
work; right arch to dog-leg staircase, with rounded rectangular balusters,
the larger intermediate ones and the strings with similar inlaid work.
Lounge has modillion cornice and panelling with moulded head, two thirds
of room height. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.311. The Architectural Outsiders.
Ed. Roderick Brown. p 172.

Listing NGR: SU8110069103

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