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Three Pairs of Gate Piers and Walls Around Gardens and Terrace at Home Farm

A Grade I Listed Building in Hampstead Marshall, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.397 / 51°23'49"N

Longitude: -1.3993 / 1°23'57"W

OS Eastings: 441888

OS Northings: 166608

OS Grid: SU418666

Mapcode National: GBR 81W.720

Mapcode Global: VHC21.P4MX

Entry Name: Three Pairs of Gate Piers and Walls Around Gardens and Terrace at Home Farm

Listing Date: 6 March 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39771

Location: Hampstead Marshall, West Berkshire, RG20

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Hampstead Marshall

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Hamstead Marshall

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


15/7 Three pairs of gate piers
and Walls around Gardens
and Terrace at Home Farm


2 walled gardens, one with raised terrace and 3 pairs of gate piers.
Late C17, early C18 and C19. Gate piers possibly by Edward Pierce or
Thomas Strong. Brick walls with moulded stone capping, some stone quoins
and stone gate piers. Rectangular gardens; that to the north 150 metres
by 50 metres with gate piers in centre of east and west walls, east wall
having the central portion curved inwards in a semicircle; that to the
south 150 metres by 98 metres, with gate piers in the centre of the east
wall and a raised terrace projecting westerly from the west wall a maximum
of 16 metres. The two gardens share a central wall. West Elevation:- to left:-
wall, 2 metres high in Flemish bond with moulded stone cap with tall central
gate piers. Square plan with pilasters to north and south, moulded plinth
and panelled piers with carved fruit and flowers in panels, moulded dentilled
and corniced caps surmounted by pineapples on square moulded bases. To right:-
terrace standing forward of garden wall, 3 metres high retaining wall with
stepped buttresses, English bond with stone capping. 2½ bays break forward
at each end of terrace with 8 bays in centre. East Elevation:- to left:-
wall 3 metres high in English bond with stone capping and central gate piers
in brick with stone dressings. Stone plinth bases and corniced caps surmounted
by stone vases with carved festoons of flowers and fruit. north and south
faces have arched niches above plinths with stone strings at impost level,
stone keys and stone shells in arches and moulded stone panels above niches.
east and west faces have brick pilasters for gate hanging, walls or railings,
capped by stone cornices and scrolls. To right:- 3 metre high wall with stone
capped plinth, stone quoins and stone capping; above the plinth and slight
recesses with arched niches,4-3-3-4, the central portion curves back to a
pair of tall stone gate piers. Square plan with flanking pilasters, moulded
plinths, panelled sides and carved fruit flowers and foliage in the panels,
corniced caps with carved leaf frieze surmounted by urns decorated with
leaves fruit and flowers; the pilasters have corniced caps below scrolls.
North Wall:- several cottages and outbuildings have been built against the
North side of this wall apart from the central house built over the wall
with its main elevation to the South, which has pebbledashed walls, half
hipped tiled roof, central chimney, 2 storeys, 4 casements and central door
with latticed porch and hood on cut brackets, these are of no special interest.
The walled gardens belonged to the Manor House which stood to the East of
them, built for the Earl of Craven by Sir Balthazar Gerbier and William Wynne
but burnt down in 1718. B.O.E. Berkshire p.152. Murray's Berkshire
Architectural Guide p.127.

Listing NGR: SU4188866608

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