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Wadley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Littleworth, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6623 / 51°39'44"N

Longitude: -1.5514 / 1°33'5"W

OS Eastings: 431123

OS Northings: 196036

OS Grid: SU311960

Mapcode National: GBR 5VQ.QLF

Mapcode Global: VHC0M.2H52

Plus Code: 9C3WMC6X+WC

Entry Name: Wadley House

Listing Date: 10 November 1952

Last Amended: 10 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249494

Location: Littleworth, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Littleworth

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Gainfield

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU 3196

2/10 Wadley House
(formerly listed
as Wadley Manor)

- II

1768 Palladian stone house with C16 and C17 rear. Stone tiled roofs. South
front built 1768 for Charles Pye, 2-storey with parapet, hipped valley roof
and corniced ashlar stacks. Severe 7-window front, coursed rubble with flush
ashlar quoins and window surrounds. Moulded stone cornice and simple architrave
to centre first floor window with sill panel below. Fine central pedimented
Roman Doric doorcase, half-columns and triglyphs in frieze. Round arched
doorway with moulded arch and pilaster reveals. 4-window end elevations and
rear hipped roof staircase block with cavetto eaves cornice. Modern rear
porch. Interior: remodelled c.1910 in neo-Georgian style. Rear range: C16 to
C17, T-plan with steep pitched roofs. Renewed brick stacks, 2 at eaves of
west side, one on ridge and west wall stack on north cross range. 3-window
range to west side, triple mullioned windows with arched heads to ground
floor, central 3-light mullioned window above and flanking 2-light windows
with hoodmoulds and dogshead label stops to north side hoodmould. Door in
south face of cross wing altered to 2-light mullioned window. Crosswing north
face partly rebuilt in brick with leaded light casements. 3-light stone
mullioned window in east end with arched heads and hoodmould. Small rubble
stone rear building with square ventilating turret on hipped roof with 2-light
mullioned windows in north and east sides. Wadley was the seat of the Unton
family in the C16 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth in 1574 and James I in
1603. VCH Berks.

Listing NGR: SU3112396036

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