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Description: Rockwell House
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251272
OS Grid Reference: SU4005187852
OS Grid Coordinates: 440051, 187852
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5881, -1.4233
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WANTAGE WALLINGFORD STREET
SU4087 (South side)
8/173 Rockwell House
Known as St. Andrew's School.
House. c.1730. Flemish bond brick with flared headers, red brick quoins and
dressings; C20 tile roof to front, old tile roof to rear; brick stacks.
Double-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range. Moulded stone flat hood
and pilasters to C18 six-panelled door with overlight set in beaded architrave.
C18 sashes, with glazing bars of lower sashes removed, to all windows.
Ground-floor sashes have gauged brick flat arches with ogee- and wave-moulded
soffits and gauged brick floating cornices with wave-moulded soffits. Moulded
cornice. C18 two-light leaded casements to 3 gabled roof dormers. Gabled
M-shaped roof; gable end stacks. C18 sashes to left and right side walls. Stone
lintels over C18 sashes and 6-panelled door with overlight to rear. Interior:
c.1730 two- and 6-panelled doors throughout. c.1730 panelling to left room and
to-hall. Fine quarter-turn stairs have turned balusters on open string, fluted
newel posts, carved brackets, ramped handrails and early C18 latticed door to
cupboard beneath. First-floor left has c.1730 panelling; early C18 fireplaces to
right. Attic has 2-panelled doors and common-rafter roof.
Listing NGR: SU4005187852
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Source: English Heritage
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