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Latitude: 51.4817 / 51°28'54"N
Longitude: -0.9756 / 0°58'32"W
OS Eastings: 471232
OS Northings: 176358
OS Grid: SU712763
Mapcode National: GBR QK4.Y9
Mapcode Global: VHDWT.10LY
Entry Name: Caversham Grove (Now Highdown School, Emmer Green) highdown School
Listing Date: 14 December 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1157071
English Heritage Legacy ID: 39200
Location: Reading, RG4
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Emmer Green
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
(Now Highdown School,
SU 7176 5/287
C18, altered and extended 1878-80 by Richard Norman Shaw in Queen Anne style.
The main (older) part: 2 storeys and attic over segmental-headed windows.
Red brick with stucco string at 1st floor level, flanking brick piers with
rusticated bands. Stone moulded eaves cornice. 5 bays, glazing bar sashes
with bracket cills centre 1st floor blind. Door and porch in centre probably
by Norman Shaw, with moulded cornice and eared rubbed brick entrance. Tiled
hipped roof with gabled dormers (part of Norman Shaw's work). Interior: richly
panelled and with lavish plaster enrichments to ceilings (again probably by
Norman Shaw). Stone staircase in central well with richly carved eared doorways,
panelling and bold modillion cornice. The 1878-80 extensions by Norman Shaw
almost, double the house in size. 2 storeys. Red brick. Queen Anne style.
with fine garden front to south with loggia, interior decorated in 'Adam' style.
Irregular plan with 2 storey gatehouse to stable yard projecting to east.
Casement windows with glazing bars. The Norman Shaw work is important as an
early example of his Queen Anne revival and some of the interior details in
the original (early C18) house are very faithful replicas of that period.
Listing NGR: SU7123276358
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