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Latitude: 51.4398 / 51°26'23"N
Longitude: -0.8721 / 0°52'19"W
OS Eastings: 478489
OS Northings: 171803
OS Grid: SU784718
Mapcode National: GBR C5Z.NBD
Mapcode Global: VHDX1.T2TL
Entry Name: High Chimneys north Wing High Chimneys
Listing Date: 26 January 1967
Last Amended: 17 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1312983
English Heritage Legacy ID: 41229
Location: St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10
Civil Parish: St. Nicholas, Hurst
Built-Up Area: Woodley
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Hurst
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 77SE ST NICHOLAS HURST DAVIS STREET
5/22 High Chimneys & North
Wing High Chimneys
26.1.67 (Formerly listed as
High Chimneys Under The
Parish of Winnersh)
Large House now sub divided into 2. Early C17, brick, plinth with splayed and
moulded capping, first floor string, dentil string at foot of gables, old tile
roof, flanking and symmetrical chimneys with diagonal shafts and offset heads.
2 storeys, attic and basement. East front is triple gabled, outer gables projecting,
each with a small 2-light leaded attic casement window and 2 bays on lower floors,
centre gable has similar attic light and 3 bays below the centre upper blocked
over a double door originally 8 panelled, 4 upper panels now glazed, in heavy
original stop moulded frame under an early C18 flat moulded hood on large carved
brackets.All lower windows are tall 4-light wood mullioned and transomed with
leaded lights. West front similar except that outer bays of gabled wings are blocked
and on the inner face of these is one bay of narrow blocked windows. The central
door original and unglazed is under similar hood and approached by 6 stone steps.
Basement window in outer bays of centre part and on inner faces of projecting
wings have wood mullions and three narrow lights.South end has 3 bays of narrow
windows with tall projecting chimney between right hand and centre bays and
panelled door between left hand and centre.North end has a lower C19 extension
of two bays.
Interior:- Ground floor originally symmetrical with central hall and flanking
staircases, one in south wing and one in north both still existing with square
newell posts, shaped ballusters and moulded handrail, the balusters of the main
staircase are a flattened hexagon on plan, those in the secondary staircase flat.
Two moulded stone fireplaces remain with high 3 centred pointed arches.The house
was built by a member of the Barker family.
VCH p.250 B.O.E.Berkshire p.2111.
Listing NGR: SU7848971803
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