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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141141
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466608
Location: Eye and Dunsden, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG4
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
SU 77 NE
EYE AND DUNSDEN
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 on to outhouse. 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.
7447 Edwardian Architecture: A Bibliographical Dictionary (A Stuart Gray), 1985, Page(s) 308
Listing NGR: SU7507075974
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