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Numbers 1 to 8 Stiles Court, Wantage

Description: Numbers 1 to 8 Stiles Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251245

OS Grid Reference: SU3984387606
OS Grid Coordinates: 439843, 187606
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5859, -1.4263

Location: 70 A338, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BS

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 8BS

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Listing Text

SU3987 (West side)
7/146 Nos. 1 to 8 (consecutive),
22/04/50 Stiles Court
(Formerly listed as Style's
Almshouses Nos. 1 to 12


Almshouses. Built 1680 for Robert Stile. Flemish bond brick with flared headers;
C20 tile roof; brick stacks. Courtyard plan. One storey and attic; 5-bay range.
Central projecting bay has semi-circular arch with decorative keystone over C20
door; segmental pedimented datestone reads "The Gift of/ Mr Robert Stile/ of
Amsterdam/ Merchant who/ died October/ Y 3rd Anno Domini/ 1680". Gauged brick
flat arches over 2-light leaded casements with shutters. Chamfered plinth;
gauged brick moulded cornice; C20 hipped dormers. Hipped roof. Ridge stacks.
3-window range left side wall has gauged brick flat arches over C20 casements.
Similar detailing to 5-window range rear wall, with moulded wood architrave to
central doorway. Interior not inspected.
Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.255; VCH: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.320.

Listing NGR: SU3984387606

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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