Description: Adwell House
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 249015
OS Grid Reference: SU6967799636
OS Grid Coordinates: 469677, 199636
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6912, -0.9934
SU6999 Adwell House
House. Probably early C18, with alterations including staircase of c.1760 and
staircase dome of c.1830; C19 billiard room; C20 alterations. Lined render on
brick; slate hipped roof; various rendered-brick stacks. Double-depth plan.
2-storey, 5-window range; 2:1:2, the centre bay projecting forward. Glazed
double doors to centre with square stone porch on Doric columns. Side lights to
left and right, flanked by pilasters of c.1960. 12-pane unhorned sashes to all
openings, that to first floor centre has rendered architrave surround. Moulded
rendered cornice to base of plain parapet to eaves. Left return: 2-storey,
3-window range. Tripartite sash with glazing bars to ground floor left. French
window with overlight to right. 12-pane unhorned sashes to other openings. Rear:
2 storeys and attic; 9-window range. Sash door to right of centre. 12-pane
unhorned sashes to all openings, except tripartite sashes with glazing bars to
ground and first floor right and to ground and first floor left of centre.
Flat-roofed dormers to attic. Interior: stone open-well staircase in apse-ended
hall; with early C19 cast-iron balustrade, acanthus frieze, shallow
ribbed-half-domes to apse-ends, glazed dome over centre with plaster floral
moulding to vault. Late C18 fireplaces to most ground floor rooms. C19 billiard
room to right of entrance front. Single-storey, 6-window range. Lined render on
brick; slate roof, hipped to right. 12-pane sashes to all openings except sash
door to left.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. VIII, 1964, p.7-8).
Listing NGR: SU6967799636
Source: English Heritage
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