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Silwood Park silwood Park and Former Stable Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Sunninghill and Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4087 / 51°24'31"N

Longitude: -0.6409 / 0°38'27"W

OS Eastings: 494622

OS Northings: 168622

OS Grid: SU946686

Mapcode National: GBR F9B.LSB

Mapcode Global: VHFTM.VV1F

Entry Name: Silwood Park silwood Park and Former Stable Block

Listing Date: 3 March 1972

Last Amended: 26 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469421

Location: Sunninghill and Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL5

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Sunninghill and Ascot

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Sunninghill and South Ascot

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


SUNNINGHILL

SU96NW LONDON ROAD, Blacknest
599-1/15/70 (North side (off))
03/03/72 Silwood Park and former stable block
(Formerly Listed as:
LONDON ROAD, Blacknest
(North side)
Silwood Park)

II

Includes: Silwood Park BUCKHURST ROAD Blacknest.
Large country house and stable block, now a college. 1876-8 by
Alfred Waterhouse. Red brick in English bond with stone
dressings and tiled roofs with fishscale tiles every 3rd
course; crested ridge tiles. Stables of red brick in English
bond with stone dressings. Gothic style. Large rectangular
plan with conservatory projecting on south-west; former stable
block adjoining on north-east.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basement. Several large
chimneys with offset heads and clay pots. Projecting plinth
with stone band above, moulded string above first floor window
heads, brick corbelled eaves.
Entrance (north-west) front: irregular. Main features comprise
4, one-bay gables of different heights. To the right of centre
a tall tower in 3 stages over the enclosed entrance porch;
tower has pyramidal roof topped with large open lantern. The
top stage has stone blank arcading with cusped heads and
circular colonnettes, and brick corbelled eaves. Each stage is
divided with a moulded stone string.
The entrance porch has a lean-to roof, engaged columns of 2
orders and leaf capitals. It is approached by 5 stone steps.
On the right is a 5-bay conservatory with a stone canted bay
and end. Stone parapet pierced with cusped openings. 3-light
windows with round heads; lantern light glazed roof.
Stables: Steeply pitched plain tile roof with several gables.
Courtyard plan with clocktower on south-east and spirelet on
ridge on north-west. Sash windows in stone surrounds. Large
arched carriage entrance on north-east.
INTERIOR: full height lounge/hall with balustraded gallery
with coved soffit. Barrel roof with rooflights. Large
fireplace with hood at north end. Doorways have
segmental-arched heads. Stables interior not inspected.
HISTORY: built at a cost of ยป27,500.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Berkshire: Harmondsworth:
1975-: 233).

Listing NGR: SU9462268622

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