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Description: Brightwell Grove
Date Listed: 3 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 248849
OS Grid Reference: SU6562993028
OS Grid Coordinates: 465629, 193028
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6322, -1.0532
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7/4 Brightwell Grove
Farmhouse, now house. c.1820-30, remodelled c.1980 by David Hicks. Stuccoed
front: rest of coursed chalk rubble with brick quoins and dressings; gabled
Welsh slate roof; brick ridge and end stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys and
attic; symmetrical 3-window range. Wide-span gabled roof with deep eaves
encloses one-bay projections with broken pediments in outer bays. C20 door with
trellised porch in left bay. 2-light casements in outer bays: central decorative
lunette over tripartite sashes and verandah of c.1980. Two-storey range to left
of similar materials with 2-window front of blind Gothick windows. Interior: C19
and C20 doors. Room to rear contains fine murals by Rex Whistler, 1937, of
grisaille on a blue ground with silver enrichments: originally a room painted
for Lady Mountbatten, at Brook House in London, it was removed to Brightwell
House and thence Brightwell Grove by David Hicks and Lady Pamela (nee
(L. Whistler and R. Fuller: The Work of Rex Whistler, 1960, plate 12 and pp.
Listing NGR: SU6562993028
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Source: English Heritage
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