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Ham House, Wantage

Description: Ham House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251189

OS Grid Reference: SU3904087434
OS Grid Coordinates: 439040, 187434
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5844, -1.4379

Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9JA

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9JA

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Listing Text

SU3987 (South side)
7/93 Ham House
22/04/50 (Formerly listed as The Ham)


House. c.1740; mid/late C19 one-bay extension to left. Front of Flemish bond red
brick; old tile roof; flared and red brick stacks. Double-depth plan. Two storey
and attic; 3-window range. Central gabled entrance bay brought forward and
surmounted by 3 ball finials; fine Ionic Venetian window with blind balustrade
above Venetian doorway with C20 door and glazing. Gauged brick flat arches over
late C18 sashes in outer bays. Moulded cornice; late C19 bay to left of front in
similar style and materials with lateral moulded stack and rear canted bay.
One-bay wings, to rear of main range, with hipped roofs and mid C18 sash to
right, flank large central canted bay of flared brick with red brick dressings,
flanking stacks and pyramidal roof; central bay and left block have moulded
string and plinth courses and gauged brick flat arches over sashes; much of
right block hidden by mid/late C19 range to right of front and has T-shaped mid
C18 one-storey range to rear. Interior: Front hall with black and white
stone-tiled floor has mid C18 six-panelled doors in shouldered architraves with
elaborate carved cornices to left and right. 3-bay screen of fluted Doric
columns to rear hall which has similar doors and finely carved fireplace;
open-well stairs with turned balusters and banisters ramped to fluted newel
posts to rear left; quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters and 3-bay
round-headed triple-keyed screen to right. Room to left of hall has
bolection-moulded panelling and fine mid C18 fireplace reset in left side wall;
rood to right has early C18 fireplace. First floor has round-headed doorways
with key and impost blocks; 6-panelled doors. One-storey block to rear right has
similar doorways with carved cornices to panelled room which has fine fireplace
with cherub's head to bolection-moulded overmantle and broken pediment to
central urn; room to rear has late C19 Georgian-style panelling.

Listing NGR: SU3904087434

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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