Description: Numbers 1 to 8 Stiles Court
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
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WANTAGE NEWBURY STREET
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
Source: English Heritage
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