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Description: Stanford House and Attached Forecourt Railings
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251085
OS Grid Reference: SU3421993856
OS Grid Coordinates: 434219, 193856
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6425, -1.5069
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STANFORD-IN-THE-VALE UPPER GREEN
Stanford House and attached
10.11.52 forecourt railings
House. c.1760. Flemish bond brick with flared headers, limestone ashlar dressings,
stone slate roof; brick stacks. 2-unit central staircase plan, 3 storeys; 3 bay,
centre pedimented and brought forward. Pedimented Tuscan porch; 3-panelled double-
leaf doors with fanlight set in moulded semi-circular arch with moulded impost.
Square bay windows, with chamfered stone-mullioned windows, were added by George
Fowles in 1870; other windows have flat gauged brick arches over sashes. Fire
insurance plaque in centre of elevation; flat stone band beneath parapet; tympanum
of central projecting pediment has blind gauged brick lunette. Hipped roof; end
stacks. 2-bay side walls have blind windows to right and 3 sashes and basement win-
dows to left; parapet is returned to side walls and ramped up to the end stacks which
are flush with the wall face. Some sashes to rear right as to front; rear door,
directly opposite front door, is 6-panelled with fanlight set in semi-circular gauged
brick arch. Interior: 6-panelled doors and shutters. Minton tile floor of c.1870 in
hall, which has straight-flight stairs and column-on-vase balusters on closed string.
Room to left has moulded cornice, room to right has panelled dado and Ionic modil-
lioned cornice. First and attic floors not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Subsidiary features: Contemporary kitchen wing to rear left of coursed limestone
rubble to left and Flemish bond brick with flared headers to right and rear; Welsh
slate roof; brick stacks. One storey and attic; 3-window range. To left side are
stone lintels over one 6-panelled door and one blocked door, and three sashes; 4 pedi-
mented dormers have moulded cornices and 2-light leaded casements. To right side are
gauged brick arches over two early C18 sashes with original thick glazing bars, one
mid C19 sash and one 2-light casement; 2 pedimented dormers on left side. Mansard
roof; large ridge stack and gable end stack. Interior: Straight flight stairs with
winders and columns-on-vase balusters on closed string; fireplace in centre has sur-
round of c.1870. Attached to rear of kitchen wing is mid C18 brewhouse and washhouse
in similar materials and retaining original coppers etc. Forecourt walls and railings
attached to front of Stanford House have mid C18 walls in Flemish bond brick with
flared headers; railings and gate of c.1870 to front interrupted by square piers with
moulded cornices. (Buildings of England: Berkshire, p 227.)
Listing NGR: SU3421993856
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Source: English Heritage
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