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Description: Shawford House
Date Listed: 5 December 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 146005
OS Grid Reference: SU4753124867
OS Grid Coordinates: 447531, 124867
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0212, -1.3237
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SU 4724 TWYFORD SHAWFORD ROAD
11/3 Shawford House
5/12/55 (formerly listed under General)
Middle sized country house. 1685 on tablet, altered and extended 1911-3
by - Jewell and repaired internally after fire c1970. Ashlar stone and
brick stacks, old plain tile roofs. Late C17 house of 7 bays with end
2 bays projecting forward on one side and centre 3 bays on other, C18
additions to left end of entrance front with further service buildings by
Jewell and ballroom wing projecting forward from right end. Entrance front
2 storey and attic, on raised plinth, 7 bay with end 2 bays projecting a
bay. Between end bays single storey infill of C20, above 5 stone steps
double doors in architrave with plain pilasters supporting console brackets
with segmental pediment on. Narrow 8-pane sashes each side and balustrade
over. On 1st floor of centre bays round-headed 12-pane sashes each side of
square one. In wings 12-pane sashes, 1st floor string course with bullseye
window in centre just above, and slight architraves around all openings.
Coved timber eaves cornice. Roof hipped with 2 3-light hipped dormers in
centre and one on each wing. End stacks. To right and in front added
ballroom of 1½ storeys, 5 bays with 1 storey quadrant link, running into
5 bay Doric loggia along side of ballroom. Ballroom very Edwardian, well
designed. Garden front 2 storey and attic, 7 bay, centre 3 projecting.
Raised plinth rusticated quoins. Central doorway above 3 steps. Half-
glazed double doors in slightly lugged architrave with pediment over, cutting
1st floor string. Each side in architrave 2-light casement. 11 12-pane
sashes in architraves. Above string between side bays bullseye with wrought
iron screen. Coved timber eaves. Roof hipped and overhanging centre bays.
3 3-light hip-roofed dormers. Ridge stacks each side of centre bays and
end stacks. To left low 2 storey, 5 bay stone addition running on to wall
of service courtyard. Interior damaged by fire in 1960s. In dining room
C16 chimneypiece, and C17 panelling. In library mid-C18 chimneypiece of
marble with timber mantle.
Listing NGR: SU4752724866
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