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Description: Shiplake College
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 247183
OS Grid Reference: SU7687078274
OS Grid Coordinates: 476870, 178274
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4982, -0.8940
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10/161 Shiplake College
Country House, now school. Dated 1890 on water-heads, by Ernest George for
Robert Harrison. Red brick with grey brick diaper pattern; probably stone
slates brick stacks. Complex plan. Tudor style. 2 storeys and attic, 10 window
range. Central 3 storey entrance tower with 2-centred arched doorway to right
with recessed porch, with studded door. Irregular fenestration of mainly
wooden mullion and transom windows. Complex gabled roof with gabled dormers.
Decorative brick stacks. Rear: symmetrical elevation. Central double-height
bay window with stone mullions and transoms and glazed door. 4 double-height
mullion and transom windows, 2 to each side of bay. Cross wing to left and
right with vaulted loggias to the angles. Interior: open-well newel
staircase; dinning hall has arch-braced roof and stone hood to fireplace,
wooden screen to cross-passage with late C19 stained glass. Common room;
former dining room, panelled in oak, stone hooded fireplace on marble
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire p.756-7. M.Girouard, The Victorian Country
House, 1971. p.187).
Listing NGR: SU7687078274
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Source: English Heritage
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