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Description: White Cross House
Date Listed: 13 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 247972
OS Grid Reference: SU6046988143
OS Grid Coordinates: 460469, 188143
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5889, -1.1285
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SU 68 NW CHOLSEY READING ROAD
White Cross House
House. Mid C18 with C19 additions and alterations. Grey brick with red brick
dressings; old plain-tile hipped roof; various brick stacks. 2 storeys and
attic. 3-window range. Sash door to centre with Gothick panelling to base. C19
square brick battlemented porch with 4-centred stone arch with trefoil carving
to spandrels and hood mould with carved end stops. 2-storey angled bays to left
and right with stone mullion and transom windows with hood moulds and carved
end-stops. Flat brick band between ground and first floor. Stone cross-window to
first floor centre. Hood-mould. Stone mullion and transom windows to bays to
left and right with hood moulds. Flat brick band below battlemented parapet to
eaves. 3 gabled dormers to roof.
Right hand wing has an inset stone plaque, at eaves level, inscribed "The free Land Extends two feet to the southward of this building 1774". Interior: Hall has the unusual survival of a mid C18 Chinese Chippendale full height stair; late C18/early C19 doors of6 fielded panels with panelled frame soffits. left hand front room contains panels of Gothic blind tracery used as cupboards and dado; carved timber Gothic pelmet to bay window. Right hand front room with C18 fire surround and cornice; alcoves to either side of fire filled with curious small cupboards, each with a panelled door. Rear right hand room with late C18/ earlyC19 enriched cornice and moulded plaster Adam style frieze. Kitchen to left has tall plain fire surround and built in plain panelled cupboards to right; door with 6 fielded panels and HL hinges. Upper rooms retain various C18 and C19 fireplaces and doors. Cellar retains an C18 lattice larder door with HL hinges. C19 extensions to left and right; red brick with grey brick headers in Flemish bond; plain-tile roof.
2-storey single window ranges with mullion and transom windows. C19 single
storey and attic cross-gabled extensions to left and right ends.
Listing NGR: SU6046988143
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Source: English Heritage
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