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Description: Wormsley Grange
Date Listed: 2 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 149772
OS Grid Reference: SO4343148573
OS Grid Coordinates: 343431, 248573
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1326, -2.8278
WORMSLEY CP -
SO 44 NW
4/91 Wormsley Grange
House. Probably early C18 with mid-C19 and later alterations. Squared
sandstone rubble, sandstone ashlar and tiled roofs with sandstone end
stacks. Brick vaulted cellars. Rectangular plan of two parallel ranges
aligned north/south with service wing attached to south-west corner.
Cellar and three storeys with attics. East elevation has five windows,
glazing bar sashes, those to centre misaligned for staircase. Ground
floor has a pair of 3-light bay windows, probably mid-C19, with glazing
bar sashes separated by moulded attached shafts rising to cornice. Central
six-panelled door. Attached to left is one-window service wing with hipped
pantiled roof. Interior has large brick barrel vaulted cellar with chamfered
sandstone doorways. Ground floor has fragments of C17 panelling, flagged
stone floor and two juxtaposed kitchen fireplaces in sandstone with arches
and dropped keystones. Four-flight dog-leg C18 oak staircase with turned
balusters. Trusses have plain collars and cambered tie-beams. Attics
have early C19 cast iron fireplaces with raised baskets. Wormsley Grange
was the birthplace of Richard Payne Knight (qv) and Thomas Andrew Knight (qv)
whose monuments are in the nearby churchyard of the Church of St Mary (qv).
(BoE, p 326).
Listing NGR: SO4343148573
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