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Latitude: 51.507 / 51°30'25"N
Longitude: -0.8402 / 0°50'24"W
OS Eastings: 480587
OS Northings: 179316
OS Grid: SU805793
Mapcode National: GBR C57.JCD
Mapcode Global: VHDWP.DD51
Entry Name: Yeldhall Manor
Listing Date: 23 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1118205
English Heritage Legacy ID: 41313
Location: Wargrave, Wokingham, RG10
Civil Parish: Wargrave
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Wargrave with Knowl Hill
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
WARGRAVE BLAKES LANE
SU 87 NW
3/29 Yeldhall Manor
Large country house in landscaped park, now a charitable institution.
1894 by John Belcher in aromantic Tudor style. Brick, stone, part half
timbered with rendered infilling, plain tile hanging and pebble dash;
tile roofs with gables and hips, part parapets, irregular chimneys some
with offset heads. All windows leaded casements and mostly irregular.
Irregular plan. Part 2 and part 3 storeys with attics. Entrance front:
main features are a 3-storey one bay projecting central entrance gable,
partly half-timbered, with enclosed porch under and a square bay window
over porch. To left and behind entrance a brick staircase tower with
stepped parapet and stone coping and large 12-light mullioned and
transomed window at lower level. To left of this a 2-storey, one bay
attic gable tile hung, half timbered below and brick on ground floor,
with 4-light stone mullioned window. The end bay at left is of
brick, one and a half storeys with large 12-light window on first floor
breaking eaves with hipped dormer roof. Similar character to right of
entrance and with large brick chimney on front wall projecting
considerably above roof line. Garden front: main features are 3
prominent one-bay gables irregularly spaced, the gable near centre is
pebble dashed with small angular oriel in tympanum, projecting over
brick floor in 3 stages, a 5-light casement on first floor and a 12-light
stone mullioned and transomed casement on ground floor. Brick and stone
gables on either side have 2-storey angular bays with battlemented
parapets and large mullioned and transomed windows on both floors. At
the far left one bay projecting in brick and stone, stone cornice carried
round at eaves level, casement windows on upper floors, end Venetian
style window at ground level with pair of centre french casements. At
the right are 2 semi-circular brick arches at ground floor level with
stone Tuscan columns and keystones forming a recessed terrace over which
is a sleeping balcony with ornamental wood balusters, and a central carved
wood column. To the right of this and turning the corner is a brick
octagonal stair turret witha tiled pyramidal roof and small casements
with stone surrounds. Interior: 2-storey hall with embattled panelling
on ground floor, plaster infilled close studding, curved braces: 2-storey
transomed and mullioned window with garden door to right through triangular
alcove. Corridor with glazing to right and central internal porch with
double doors and jettied cove over. Moulded stone hooded fireplace in
large panelled ingle, oriel above. Moulded arch braces to roof. 3-flight
square open well staircase with chair-leg balusters with moulded handrail,
through 2 arches. Television room: hinged connecting doors to hall, wide
low fireplace with egg and dart surround and William de Morgan tiles
showing clover and birds. Games room: panelled with Ionic wooden pilasters
and cornice. End fireplace, 2 storeys with double recanted shelf standing
in apse. Billiard room: panelled as games room except Tuscan pilasters.
End Venetian window, centre lights, French casements, large side window
seat. Stairs to second floor with chair-leg opening through 3 arches at
other end of first floor gallery.
V.C.H. Vol.III p.192. B.0.E. Berkshire p.258.
Listing NGR: SU8058779316
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