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Description: Bradwell Grove
Date Listed: 8 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 253429
OS Grid Reference: SP2385008306
OS Grid Coordinates: 423850, 208306
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7729, -1.6557
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SP20NW BROADWELL BRADWELL GROVE PARK
1/119 Bradwell Grove
Country house, now used as offices and staff flats for wild life park. 1804-10,
by William Atkinson for William Hervey, the builder being Richard Pace of
Lechlade. North service wing incorporates part of C18 wing of former Jacobean
house. Later C19 and C20 alterations and extensions. Coursed rubble limestone
with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs. Square and octagonal ashlar chimney
shafts with moulded caps. In Tudor Gothick style on U-plan. 2 storeys. Embattled
parapets with moulded copings; slender set-back buttresses. Gothick fenestration
with 4-centre arched lights and wooden tracery, most windows with wooden glazing
bars. East front has tall 3-bay corner tower to left, 5 lower bays to centre,
projecting bay, possibly of slightly later date, to right, and late C19
extension to far right. Tower has corner finials with crockets and blind
tracery, 2-light casements with Tudor hoodmoulds to first floor, and 2-light
ground floor windows with Y-tracery, transoms, 4-centred heads and hoodmoulds.
Lower centre bays also have 2-light windows, but with horizontal glazing bars
only, and no hoodmoulds. The left of these bays has projecting single-storey
porch with battlements, buttresses, and double-chamfered 4-centred arch with
hoodmould. To right of this is a canted stair turret, part ashlar and part
rendered, with battlements and arched slit windows. Projecting bay to right of
range, slightly taller than centre, has traceried windows with 4-centred heads,
the lower of 3 lights, the upper of 2 lights. Late C19 bay to far right has no
battlements. South front has return of tower to right, a 3-bay centre, and a
slightly projecting bay to left with coped gable and more crocketed finials.
Ground floor fenestration altered late C19 to tall windows with hollow-chamfered
stone mullions and transoms, the centre windows of 2 lights with Tudor
hoodmoulds, the outer windows in rectangular bays with battlements. These bay
windows further altered C20 to incorporate pairs of glazed metal doors. Upper
storey of left bay also altered late C19 with 3-light stone mullion and transom
window replacing former traceried window. Centre bays retain early C19 2-light
casements with Tudor hoodmoulds at first floor level, and tower has matching
blind and painted window. To left of main range is early C19 orangery, now part
of cafeteria, in matching style, with coped parapet and 5 bays of 4-centre
arched windows. Windows contain 3-light Gothick sashes with ornamental leaded
glazing to upper frames. Half-glazed door to right with tall arched fanlight in
similar style, and stone shield above. Service wing to north has ordinary
2-light casements in plain stone architraves with beaded inner edges. Large C20
cafeteria extension along west side of house is not of special architectural
interest. Interior has simple early C19 Gothick detailing, with panelled doors
and battened ceilings, the south wing with rib-vaulted lobby on ground floor.
Stair has stone treads, wrought iron balustrade with gothick arching, moulded
wooden handrail, and Gothick panelled wooden newel posts. Ground floor rooms in
south wing have late C19 panelling and fireplaces. Billiard room extension to
rear of orangery is also late C19.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p490; House illustrated on trade card
of Richard Pace, Bodleian Library, M.S. Eng.Hist.c.298)
Listing NGR: SP2385008306
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