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Woolley Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chaddleworth, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.518 / 51°31'4"N

Longitude: -1.4103 / 1°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 441014

OS Northings: 180060

OS Grid: SU410800

Mapcode National: GBR 6YZ.XYP

Mapcode Global: VHC1G.H3SN

Entry Name: Woolley Park

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290345

English Heritage Legacy ID: 395030

Location: Chaddleworth, West Berkshire, OX12

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Chaddleworth

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Chaddleworth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


2/2 Woolley Park

25.10.51 II*

Country house in landscaped park. Late C17, extensively remodelled
in 1799 by J. Wyattville. Ashlar with rusticated pilaster quoins to
cornice and attic parapet, hiding slate roof with lead cupola and various
stacks. 2½ storeys with 2 storey wings. West Elevation:- Sashes without
glazing bars in moulded architrave surrounds with bracketted cills,
1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1. Central section of 7 bays with central bow of 3 windows
divided by 2 storey high Tuscan half-columns supporting frieze, cornice
and wrought iron balustrade to attic storey, 7 casements in attic. Outer
wings have tripartite sashes on ground floor and pedimented first floor
sashes, those on south wing being blocked. Central double entrance doors
in simple architrave surround. South Elevation:- 2 storeys, chanelled
pilasters at quoins and between let and 2nd windows from left; 4 plain
sashes, that to left being tripartite with transom light on ground floor,
French casements on ground floor. East Elevation:- Plain sashes in
moulded surrounds with bracketted cills, 2 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 2; outer wings
have tall tripartite sashes on ground floor with transom lights frieze
and cornice on scroll brackets rising from mullions. Inner wings have
tripartite sashes with frieze and cornice on ground floor. Central
portion recessed with loggia of 2 Tuscan columns and 2 half columns
supporting frieze cornice and stone balustrade. Parapet carried up
in centre to support carved stone coat of arms. Interior: Staircase hall:-
Imperial stair with scroll string to half open stair, cast iron balustrade
with cross panel balustrade and candelabra baluster supporters. Arcaded
recesses to first floor with bucrania frieze and cornice. Pendentives to
dome with large drum and lantern. Scroll decoration to dome and drum.
Large dock at head of first flight built into skirting board. Dining: Room:-
Arched recess at serving end flanked by doors with Ionic scagliola columnar
screen in front. Cornice with flower and wheatsheaf frieze. Marble
fireplace. Library:- Marble fireplace, acanthus and egg and dart. Fitted
wooden bookshelves with bracketted cornices. Drawing Room:- 1864 in a second
Empire style with Louis XVI boiseries. Marble fireplace with paired
pilasters supporting mantel shelf with pier glass over. Pier glasses on
2 other walls with neo-Louis seize tables. Doors, doubled, of inlaid recessed
panels, overdoor reliefs of putti. V.C.H. Berkshire - Vol.iv. - page.165.
B.O.E. Berkshire p.102.

Listing NGR: SU4101480060

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