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Description: Woodcote Grove
Date Listed: 10 April 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 290619
OS Grid Reference: TQ2083059762
OS Grid Coordinates: 520830, 159762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3241, -0.2673
TQ 2059 34/15 10.4.54.
Late C17. Two storeys, basement and attic. Plain brick with red dressings.
1 - 3 - 1 sashes, the centre slightly projecting under pediment. Flight
of steps with iron rails leads to central fluted Corinthian columned doorcase
with rusticated surround, panelled frieze and dentilled cornice. Glazed
double doors and rectangular leaded fanlight. Carved and dentilled eaves
cornice, round window to pediment. Slate roof with four large (? modern)
pedimented sashed dormers, inner ones with segmental pediments. To North
and South are two storey and attic similar style wings added circa 1895.
Flat roofs with parapets. Rear elevation, similar, but no doorcase to
centre. The house was built by J Diston. A portrait of Charles II in
the hall bears an inscription that it was painted by Lely at the command
of and as a present from him to Diston. The house was originally called
Mount Diston and there is a mount in the garden.
Hall paved with white marble, and black and white marble mantelpiece.
Staircase, screened by Doric colonnade, is of stone with wrought iron
scrolled balustrade and ribbed barrel ceiling. Pine panelling to library
with two mid-C18 carved wood fireplaces with rococo ornament. 3 bedrooms
with C17 bolection moulded panelling, one with original marble fireplace
and C18 hob grate.
Listing NGR: TQ2236858933
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Source: English Heritage
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