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Description: Dawbers House
Date Listed: 4 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248717
OS Grid Reference: SU5440693698
OS Grid Coordinates: 454406, 193698
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6395, -1.2152
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LONG WITTENHAM WILSONS CLOSE
SU5493 (East side)
9/104 Dawber's House
House. c.1911, date on left gable end of garden front. By Guy Dawber for
himself. Red brick; complex old plain-tile roof; brick stacks. Complex plan.
2-storey, 4-window range. Sash door to centre with wood architrave surround with
pediment. Irregular fenestration of metal leaded casements. End and lateral
stacks with moulded brick bases and caps. Rear: central loggia under catslide
roof with gabled cross-wings to left and right. Interior: moulded plaster border
to entrance hall ceiling. Straight flight and winder stairs with lattice
balustrade. Sitting room to left has shallow arched ceiling with moulded plaster
bands and border. Georgian-style stone fireplace. Study, originally dining room,
to rear right has deeply ribbed wood ceiling. Artisan-style stone fireplace with
bronze medallions. Fitted sideboard to window recess with later doors to base.
Original panelled doors with brass door furniture.
(Lawrence Weaver: Small Country Houses of Today, Vol.2, 1922, p.109-114; Country
Life, January 3rd, 1914, p.7-11).
Listing NGR: SU5440693698
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Source: English Heritage
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