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Description: Audley's Wood
Date Listed: 15 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 139279
OS Grid Reference: SU6410549949
OS Grid Coordinates: 464105, 149949
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2451, -1.0830
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15/40 Audley's Wood
Country house. Circa 1880 in a NEO-Gothic-cum-Vernacular Revival style. Red brick
with band to plain tiled roof. L-shaped with projecting entrance to left, double-
depth main block to right and lawn service block function to right. Highly irregular.
Entrance front: Step gabled cross-wing to entrance left with two very shallow gabled
cross-wings on main block to right of centre, that to right lower than the main ridge.
Decorated barge-boards with pendants and tilt hung gables. Many irregular ridge-
stacks, mostly diagonal with oversailing cornices. Low and shallow re-entrant projection
on right return - front of entrance projection, with barge-board semi-dormer.
Oriel of wood, octagonal, with octagonal conical roof and finial also on right
return-front of entrance projection. Entrance projects as porte-cochere with 2-
centred arches at sides and two smaller arches to front with Y-tracery. 2 storeys
and some attics garrets. Irregular finestration of wood-framed casements. 2 storey
projection to front of 2 storeys with hipped pyramidal hipped roof.
Garden Front: Roof Circa 1900 conservatory with gables containing Mullioned
Diocletian windows to garden. 2 bow windows with balustrades above to side. Bow
with pedimented porch on end. Extension to left with balustraded bay.
Interior: Various unpainted features including panelling and fireplace with C17
Dutch (?) still-life in one room; wooden fire-place with date 1682 in living hall;
and parts of fire-place of early C17 in drawing room. Staircase unpainted, 3-flight
square-open well with long first flight. Ramped flattish rail, mitred over columnar
foot nave + 3 balusters pin tread, with square hinges, columnar flanked by iron-
twist. Carved cheek-pieces and corniced tread-ends; decorated string. Stair
separated from living hall by 4 pannelled arches. Plastered barrel-vault to
living hall with Ministrel's gallery and C17-style stair at far end. Garden Room;
Marble columnar arched screen, fire-place at far end of room in bay. conservatory:
now lined in fibre-board, hiding exposed steel trusses on marble (?) columns, a
structure which appears to be complete but is now largely hidden.
Listing NGR: SU6372148930
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Source: English Heritage
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