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Eyot House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eye and Dunsden, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4778 / 51°28'39"N

Longitude: -0.9204 / 0°55'13"W

OS Eastings: 475070

OS Northings: 175974

OS Grid: SU750759

Mapcode National: GBR QZ5.9Q

Mapcode Global: VHDWV.038Z

Entry Name: Eyot House

Listing Date: 6 May 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466608

Location: Eye and Dunsden, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG4

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Eye and Dunsden

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sonning

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 77 NE EYE AND DUNSDEN SONNING EYE

1209/10/10017 Eyot House

06.05.97

- II*

House. 1902, by Halsey Ricardo, for Reginald Blunt, general manager of De Morgan Pottery. Pebbledash brick. Clay plain tile roof with gabled and hipped ends, one gable end weatherboarded; shaped rafter ends exposed under deep eaves. Pebbledash axial and gable end stacks with brick caps and clay pots. STYLE: Domestic Revival. PLAN: L-shaped on plan with service wing on left [N] and entrance porch in the angle. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical elevations. NW front has small single-storey wing on right and gable-ended service wing projecting on left with lean-to porch in the angle with simple doorway with cambered tile arch and plank door with stained glass light. The casement windows have glazing bars, brick cills and tiled cambered arches or straight heads; tall narrow windows on the NW gable end, wider 2,3 or 4-light windows elsewhere, first floor tucked under the eaves. The SE garden front has two gables, the left jettied out over projecting bay and on right the wing has hipped roof with very deep overhang over bow window; French casement to left with cambered arch and glazed double doors, and with loggia on right corner with coved canopy over panel of William De Morgan tiles depicting a classical scene with sailing ships and townscape behind; the loggia continues at an angle as a pergola with stone columns, at the back of which is a range of brick outhouses facing the kitchen garden. The NE elevation of the service wing has similar windows, first floor right near corner, ground floor left of centre with small terracotta grille with interlacing; porch to right with cambered canopy backing ontoouthouse. INTERIOR: Entrance leads into vestibule and thence into cross-passage. Wing on left of entrance contains service rooms and dining room. To right of entrance, passage leads to a small and a large sitting room (with study off). Stair rises above entrance. On 1st floor continuous corridor along front of house gives access to bathroom (above kitchen)and 6 bedrooms. Original joinery throughout, including ledged board doors with door furniture; picture rails; kitchen dresser and cupboard (re-located); staircase with corniced board dado and rectilinear open-work balustrade; panelled wall cupboards and window seats to 1st-floor corridor. Original chimneypieces, those to principal rooms (including 4 bedrooms and cross-passage) of polished fossil stone with moulded surrounds framing Delft tiles; that in large sitting-room of yellow brick with corbelled stone mantel-piece and over-mantel of William De Morgan tiles. Original bathroom retains tiled floor and walls and original bath.

SOURCES

7447 Edwardian Architecture: A Bibliographical Dictionary (A Stuart Gray), 1985, Page(s) 308


Listing NGR: SU7507075974

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