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Description: Oddington House
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 130296
OS Grid Reference: SP2332625903
OS Grid Coordinates: 423326, 225903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9312, -1.6621
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ODDINGTON LOWER ODDINGTON
11/183 Oddington House
Country house. C17, C18, remodelled c1810 by Lady Reade. Ashlar,
slate roof, ashlar stacks. Plan, C17 core encased within
rectangular early C19 body with projecting portico to garden front
and projecting porch to present entrance front. C18 summer house
attached left, C18 wing rear left. General restoration c1870.
Classical garden front (former entrance front); 3 storeys, 9 bays,
8-pane French windows (some blind) to ground and first floors,
plate glass sashes with horns to second floor. Central double
doors with marginal glazing bars and fanlight under portico, with
paired Doric columns either side. Bird with motto / SECRET ET ARD
/ above, monogram of initials JTR below and inscription /RESTITUTA
1870/. Wrought iron balconies to first floor windows in right-hand
return. Parallel ridge roof to main body, hipped roof to C18 wing
Interior; stone flag floors to former entrance hall. Curving, oak
open string staircase, 3 stick balusters per tread with painted
gold and green decoration, wreathed walnut handrail with inlaid
bands. Decorative brackets to stair ends. Round-headed archway
with swag over to present entrance hall. Niche with scalloped head
and swag over right of archway. Library; white marble fireplace
with single female figures either side one with pipe one with lyre
(q.v. Thomas Banks fireplace at Daylesford House). White marble
fireplace in drawing room with carved reliefs of griffins above
reeded columns framing decorated grate of the same period. Two
niches flanking fireplace set in reeded borders. Brass door plates
and door knobs probably French, throughout house, which retains
nearly all its original Regency cornices, doors and architraves,
notably in the bedroom above the library. Interior decoration
similar to that in Daylesford House (q.v.). Part of C17 back
stairs with turned wood balusters retained. C17 house was seat of
the Chamberlayne family it was remodelled c1810 by Lady Reade,
friend of Warren Hastings,in 1868 it was inherited by the Talbot
Rice family. (Country Life, Vol 88 August 17th 1940).
Listing NGR: SP2332625903
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