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Wrencote House, Croydon

Description: Wrencote House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 201214

OS Grid Reference: TQ3238265149
OS Grid Coordinates: 532382, 165149
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3700, -0.0996

Location: A235, Croydon, Greater London CR0 1QG

Locality: Croydon
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: CR0 1QG

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Listing Text

In the entry for

No 123 (Wrencote House,
Formerly Wrencote)

The previous listing date shall be amended to read 29.1.51



No 123 (Wrencote House,
formerly Wrencote)
TQ 3265 9/27 20.5.54


Late C17, 2 storeys, basement and mansarded attic. Half H-shaped plan with narrow
central section. Red brick with black headers (much of fine rubbed quality).
2-3-2 Georgian sash windows. Angle pilasters with cut band between storeys, aprons
with moulded cills to window. Recessed centre with narrow side windows and central
door with panelled architrave and lion-head capitals. Inner returns have semi-circular
square-headed niches with architrave surround and cornices on ground floor and semi-
circular headed niches on first floor. Entrance from paved platform with iron railings.
Carved and enriched wooden eaves cornice with 2 bands of carved mouldings and heavily
enriched console brackets. Cornice breaks forward round corner pilasters and is
enriched by grotesque masks with foliage surrounds. Tile roof with 3 sash dormers.
Modern rear wall. Side (south) wall with shallow arched chimney treatment. Interior
contains original panelling and staircase. (N Lloyd, History of the English House;
Field & Bunney, English Domestic Architecture of the 17th and 18th Centuries).

Listing NGR: TQ3238265149

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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