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Bulmershe Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodley, Wokingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4576 / 51°27'27"N

Longitude: -0.9134 / 0°54'48"W

OS Eastings: 475594

OS Northings: 173739

OS Grid: SU755737

Mapcode National: GBR C5Q.HXD

Mapcode Global: VHDWV.4M0G

Entry Name: Bulmershe Manor

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41505

Location: Woodley, Wokingham, RG5

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Woodley

Built-Up Area: Woodley

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Southlake St James

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WOODLEY READING ROAD (south side)
SU 77 SE
5/37 BULMERSHE Manor

1.8.52 II*

Large house. Late C16 altered C19 and C20. Brick, stone dressings, old
tile cross gabled roof. Flint plinth with moulded stone capping, moulded
stone strings at floor levels, brick hoodmoulds over windows, stone coped
gables and parapets with ball finials some missing, one chimney cut down,
others missing. T-plan. 2 storeys and attics. North east front:-
central gabled bay with 3-light stone mullioned attic window and single
stone framed lights on lower floors flanked by 4-light stone mullioned and
transomed windows, all with leaded lights. Bonded stone quoins. Old
lead hopper head and downpipe on left. South east front:- irregular,
gable to right, stone porch in near centre with 3-light stone mullioned
window over. To left of porch the house has been partly re-built with
2 irregular bays of stone mullioned windows. The porch is c1600, stone
front with flanking fluted pilasters on panelled plinths with diamond
in panels, supporting entablature, triglyph and rounded frieze broken
forward over pilasters, blocking course with stone bases over pilasters,
central arched opening with architrave supported on springers, old
ledged door with moulded cover fillets. The sides of porch are brick
with stone front bonded in, each side with single light in stone frame with
single light in stone frame with small cornice. Interior:- very fine
half turn newel staircase coeval with house of 8 flights from ground
floor to attic with large solid baulk treads and risers, large carved and
turned balusters, plain deep section handrail. Dining room has C17
panelling probably brought in from elsewhere with carved frieze with rosette
motif and dentilled cornice; linenfold panelled door in heavily moulded
architrave. Moulded stone fireplace with carved wood surround and over
mantel carved in same style as frieze but later. Central large plain ceiling
beam with plain joists exposed. Sitting room has stone fireplace, with
3-centred arch with large roll moulds returning on jambs, carved mantel,
and chevron decorated spandrels. Heavy principal ceiling joists and one
very large diagonal beam in one corner, smaller secondary joists all
exposed. V.C.H. p.219.


Listing NGR: SU7559473739

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