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Description: Woolstone Lodge and Adjoining Cottage
Date Listed: 11 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 250816
OS Grid Reference: SU2945487845
OS Grid Coordinates: 429454, 187845
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5887, -1.5762
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5/185 Wool stone Lodge and adjoining
House. C17, reconstructed and extended c.1839. by Captain Butler, R.N. retd.
L-plan. Roughcast walls; Welsh slate roof; brick stacks. Two storeys. Garden
front: 3-window range; margin lights to sashes with hood moulds; dentilled
eaves; gabled side wings with central raised parapet; ridge stacks. Right side
4-window range; near-centre door has 6-panelled and reeded architrave; sashes
and lunettes to first floor, 2 sashes and 2 French windows with margin light
sashes to ground floor. Interior: lime ash floor immitating stone flagging in
hall, which retains elliptical arch to rear; original fireplace and staircase
with cast-iron balusters; original fireplaces to other rooms; room to front
right has Gothick style cast-iron fireplace and late Cl6 oak panellin, removed
from an unknown house in Wales c.1870. Moulded and dentilled cornice,
overmantle has 3 painted scenes from the Labours of Hercules. To rear right of
Captain Butler's work of c.1830 are two late C17 to early C18 cottages:
roughcast walling; slate roofing, brick ridge stack of c.1700. When Captain
George Butler built Woolstone Lodge, he planted a small park opposite the
garden front with elms, beeches etc., diverted the mill stream and built the
Stag House and building housing the granary and stables attached to the house.
(John Hadow, The Village of Woolstone, Oxford (privately printed) 1975. p23)
Listing NGR: SU2946087831
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Source: English Heritage
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