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Estate Office and Staff Quarters to Wargrave Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Wargrave, Wokingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5063 / 51°30'22"N

Longitude: -0.8647 / 0°51'52"W

OS Eastings: 478893

OS Northings: 179204

OS Grid: SU788792

Mapcode National: GBR C56.J78

Mapcode Global: VHDWN.YDRM

Entry Name: Estate Office and Staff Quarters to Wargrave Manor

Listing Date: 11 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41378

Location: Wargrave, Wokingham, RG10

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Wargrave

Built-Up Area: Wargrave

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Wargrave with Knowl Hill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:

WARGRAVE WARGRAVE HILL
SU 77 NE
(north side)
2/43
Estate Office and
Staff Quarters to
Wargrave Manor
GV II
Water tower, coach-house and stable block. Now estate office and staff quarters
for Wargrave Manor (q.v.). The water tower is disused. Late C19, altered mid
C20. Red brick in Flemish bond and English bond; plain tile roofs; slate roof
over former stables. Courtyard plan; the former coach-house on the south is
larger than the former stables which form the north and east sides of the
courtyard. The former grooms' accommodation forms the west side. The tower
adjoins the former coach-house on the west. One and a half storeys and one
storey. Tower: 2 stages. Angle buttresses to lower stage which is much taller
than the top stage. The top stage projects on deeply moulded brick corbels and
has a pyramidal roof with pierced gablets; a dentilled, moulded eaves cornice
and false timberwork with roughcast infill; a 5-light small-paned window on the
south. The lower stage has windows with small panes; on the south front a tall
narrow window with wide transoms and above this a round-headed window with a
semi-circular brick arch. A similar window is repeated in pairs at this level
on other fronts. The tower is joined to the main block by a small one storey
link with moulded and coved wooden eaves cornice and 2-light window on south.
Main block south front: projecting plinth, moulded brick string, moulded brick
eaves and coved wooden eaves soffit with moulded fascia. Bell turret with clock
and weather-vane. Casement windows with glazing bars. 2 large gables with
false timberwork and roughcast infill. Roof dormer with long catslide roof and
5-light window. Gable on left has 2-light window in the apex, a 3-light window
below, and a large semi-circular moulded archway under, flanked by 2 large,
3-stage buttresses with semi-circular bases. Right hand gable has similar
timberwork but with balcony at upper level on a large carved bracket and with
plain iron balustrade; large central door with glazing bars, flanked by 2-light
windows. Above the balcony is a large wooden bracket which carried a bell; now
missing. Two 2-light windows on the ground floor. Between the gabled bays a
3-bay section with 2 weathered buttresses and 3-light windows.


Listing NGR: SU7889379204

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