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Main Building, Courtyard Walls, Stable and Gatehouse Blocks, Admiralty Compass Observatory at Ditton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Datchet, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4914 / 51°29'29"N

Longitude: -0.5604 / 0°33'37"W

OS Eastings: 500039

OS Northings: 177920

OS Grid: TQ000779

Mapcode National: GBR F8G.H3L

Mapcode Global: VHFT9.7SK2

Entry Name: Main Building, Courtyard Walls, Stable and Gatehouse Blocks, Admiralty Compass Observatory at Ditton Park

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319354

English Heritage Legacy ID: 40655

Location: Datchet, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL3

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Datchet

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Datchet

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1.
5130 DATCHET DITTON PARK ROAD
(west side)

Main Building, courtyard
walls, stable and gatehouse
blocks, Admiralty
Compass Observatory
at Ditton Park.
TQ 0077 7/1

II GV

2.
Rebuilt after fire of 1812 to include some remains of older house. 1813-1817,
architect William Atkinson, pupil of James Wyatt. Cement rendered on brick early
Gothic Revival style with turrets and crenellations.
Main building with entrance courtyard surrounded by stables and gatehouses all within
ancient moat. Entrance facade has three storey central portion, three windows with
label moulds over. Central door between "Gothic" windows with two centred arches,
and flanked by turrets and plain two storey one window wings with crenellated parapets.
Garden front has full height octagonal bay window with Gothic cast iron balustrade
to balcony at first floor.
Interior: ground floor gallery has heavily modelled, vaulted plaster ceiling.
Entrance hall has beamed plaster ceiling. Main stair has fine cast iron Gothic
balustrade.
Entrance courtyard is enclosed to north and south by C17 brick walls and C18 brick
stable and gatehouses with rendered buttresses plinth and architraves. 'Gothicised'
in C19. Central towers over large four-centred arch. Stableshave wood dock turret.


Listing NGR: TQ0003977920

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