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Alton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5884 / 51°35'18"N

Longitude: -1.4238 / 1°25'25"W

OS Eastings: 440014

OS Northings: 187882

OS Grid: SU400878

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y6.6W9

Mapcode Global: VHC12.8BNP

Plus Code: 9C3WHHQG+9F

Entry Name: Alton House

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Last Amended: 5 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251270

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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8/171 (North side)
No 31 (Alton House)

The address shall be amended to read: WALLINGFORD STREET
(North side)
Nos 29 & 31 (Alton House)


SU4087 (North side)
8/171 No.31 (Alton House)


House. c.1730-40, refronted c.1780. Flemish bond brick with flared headers; old
and C20 tile roof; brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Late C18
six-panelled door with decorative fanlight and pedimented surround. Gauged brick
flat arches over tripartite sashes flanking door; stone lintels over sash above
door and flanking tripartite sashes. Parapet. Gabled roof; gable end stacks. C18
two-storey, 2-window range to rear right, rendered with gabled old tile roof,
brick gable end stack and 3-light leaded casement to left side wall; one storey
and attic, 2-window range to rear, of late C18 brick with hipped old tile roof
and brick ridge stack has segmental arches over late C19 two-light casements and
C18 six-panelled door. Interior: Mid C18 panelled doors. Panelled room of
c.1730-40 with original cupboards flanking fireplace to front right. To rear
right is reset dog-leg with landing staircase of c.1730-40 with turned balusters
on closed string. Similar staircase to attic, which has plank doors with
original fittings and common-rafter roof.

Listing NGR: SU4001487882

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