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Wadley House, Littleworth

Description: Wadley House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249494

OS Grid Reference: SU3112396036
OS Grid Coordinates: 431123, 196036
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6623, -1.5514

Location: Littleworth, Oxfordshire SN7 8EU

Locality: Littleworth
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 8EU

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Listing Text

SU 3196

2/10 Wadley House
(formerly listed
as Wadley Manor)

- II

1768 Palladian stone house with C16 and C17 rear. Stone tiled roofs. South
front built 1768 for Charles Pye, 2-storey with parapet, hipped valley roof
and corniced ashlar stacks. Severe 7-window front, coursed rubble with flush
ashlar quoins and window surrounds. Moulded stone cornice and simple architrave
to centre first floor window with sill panel below. Fine central pedimented
Roman Doric doorcase, half-columns and triglyphs in frieze. Round arched
doorway with moulded arch and pilaster reveals. 4-window end elevations and
rear hipped roof staircase block with cavetto eaves cornice. Modern rear
porch. Interior: remodelled c.1910 in neo-Georgian style. Rear range: C16 to
C17, T-plan with steep pitched roofs. Renewed brick stacks, 2 at eaves of
west side, one on ridge and west wall stack on north cross range. 3-window
range to west side, triple mullioned windows with arched heads to ground
floor, central 3-light mullioned window above and flanking 2-light windows
with hoodmoulds and dogshead label stops to north side hoodmould. Door in
south face of cross wing altered to 2-light mullioned window. Crosswing north
face partly rebuilt in brick with leaded light casements. 3-light stone
mullioned window in east end with arched heads and hoodmould. Small rubble
stone rear building with square ventilating turret on hipped roof with 2-light
mullioned windows in north and east sides. Wadley was the seat of the Unton
family in the C16 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth in 1574 and James I in
1603. VCH Berks.

Listing NGR: SU3112396036

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Source: English Heritage

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