Description: Wykeham Abbey
Date Listed: 13 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 327443
OS Grid Reference: SE9618281914
OS Grid Coordinates: 496182, 481914
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2239, -0.5262
There is also a scheduled monument, Wykeham Cistercian Priory, All Saints Parish Church and Churchyard Cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SE 98 SE WYKEHAM BACK LANE
(east side, off)
8/123 Wykeham Abbey
Incorrectly shown on Ordnance Survey map as Hudgin Lane. Country house.
Mid C18; extended 1835 on datestone; loggia added 1839; further alteration
and extension 1904. For the Langley family. Dressed sandstone and reused
tooled medieval sandstone; ashlar quoins and dressings; timber eaves band;
Westmorland slate roof. Entrance front: C18 front of 3 storeys, 6 bays, the
4 centre bays pedimented and quoined and breaking forward; flanked by 3-
storey, 2-bay C19 extension wings and further 2-storey, 3-bay ranges.
Single-storey, 5-bay service wings project to left and right, joined to the
main front and ranges by 2-storey link bays. Extension wings have
rusticated pilasters. Single-storey canted porch added to centre of C18
front contains half-glazed double doors beneath a patterned fanlight within
a pedimented and rusticated Doric door-case. Ground-floor end bays to C18
front are formed as aedicules. Ground- and first-floor windows are 12-pane
sashes, those to second floor unequal 9-pane sashes, all in raised, keyed
surrounds. Keyed oeil-de-boeuf to main pediment. Modillion cornice.
Attached Doric colonnade to ground floor of 2-storey ranges, and projecting
eaves cornice with plain parapet above. Service wing to left has 6-panel
door with Gibbs surround to centre; both wings have triple-keyed window
surround, and domed cupolas with wrought-iron weather-vanes. Coped gables
to main roof, with end and centre left and right stacks. Half-hipped roofs
to wings, all roofed separately. Garden front. 3-storey, 9-bay front
arranged 2:1:3:1:2, with central 5-bay breakforward incorporating full-
height 3-window bow; single-storey 4-bay wings added to left and right.
Glazed doors to recessed bays. 12-pane sashes to ground and first floors,
and unequal 9-pane sashes to second floor. All openings have plain keyed
surrounds. Doric loggia to ground floor, dated 1839, carries first-floor
balcony with balustrade and urns. Modillion cornice with plain parapet
above. Extension wings have canted bays with radial-glazed sashes in raised
round-arched surrounds. Plain parapet with urns above. Half-hexagonal
roof. Left and right return fronts. Venetian windows to first and second
floor, with an oculus to each gable end. Interior. Ground-floor centre
room on garden side has Ionic fireplace with fluted column jambs and moulded
frieze. Panelled ceiling of moulded plaster. Room to left has a screen of
fluted Corinthian columns and a dentilled cornice extending around the room.
Listing NGR: SE9618281914
Source: English Heritage
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