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Alton House, Wantage

Description: Alton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 251270

OS Grid Reference: SU4001487882
OS Grid Coordinates: 440014, 187882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5884, -1.4238

Location: A417, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8AU

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

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Listing Text

8/171 (North side)
No 31 (Alton House)

The address shall be amended to read: WALLINGFORD STREET
(North side)
Nos 29 & 31 (Alton House)


SU4087 (North side)
8/171 No.31 (Alton House)


House. c.1730-40, refronted c.1780. Flemish bond brick with flared headers; old
and C20 tile roof; brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Late C18
six-panelled door with decorative fanlight and pedimented surround. Gauged brick
flat arches over tripartite sashes flanking door; stone lintels over sash above
door and flanking tripartite sashes. Parapet. Gabled roof; gable end stacks. C18
two-storey, 2-window range to rear right, rendered with gabled old tile roof,
brick gable end stack and 3-light leaded casement to left side wall; one storey
and attic, 2-window range to rear, of late C18 brick with hipped old tile roof
and brick ridge stack has segmental arches over late C19 two-light casements and
C18 six-panelled door. Interior: Mid C18 panelled doors. Panelled room of
c.1730-40 with original cupboards flanking fireplace to front right. To rear
right is reset dog-leg with landing staircase of c.1730-40 with turned balusters
on closed string. Similar staircase to attic, which has plank doors with
original fittings and common-rafter roof.

Listing NGR: SU4001487882

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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