16 Jun 2000
Glebelands, Glebelands Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1DR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WOKINGHAM GLEBELANDS ROAD SU 86 NW (North side) 10/28 Glebelands 10.1.85 G.V. II Large country house in Parkland setting, now a private nursing home for retired people. 1897 by Sir Ernest Newton in the Tudor style, extended early and late C20 by Harry Weedon and Partners, Birmingham. Brick, stone dressings to windows and door openings; stone coped gables to tiled roof. Regular H-plan with a double pile service wing on the north. 2 storeys and attics. 6 large chimneys irregularly spaced on roof slopes. Original centre section has large projecting moulded bracketed wooden eaves cornice; all windows are leaded casements with stone mullions and transomes. The extension is similar in character but planer, with a hipped tile roof and a flat centre section; and leaded casements in wooden frames. North east entrance front:- original part is symmetrical about central entrance projecting porch of 2 storeys, with small attic gable set back with half glazed door, flanked by sidelights behind balcony with wrought iron balustrade; entrance door set well back in porch with semi-circular projecting stone hood over, and date panel above on wall. 4-light window over this at first floor level. Projecting gable at each end, the one on the right hand with 4-light window on first 2 levels; a 3-light window in attic with semi- circular head to centre casement. Gable on left similar but with decorative brick panels in place of ground floor window. Recessed sections either side of porch with two 3-light leaded attic windows with moulded semi-circular heads; Staircase hall in right recessed section with 3 pairs of 2-light windows above 3 small single light casements on ground floor, with half glazed door to right, in stone architrave and semi-circular head. In the left recessed section there are two, 3-light windows on first floor, over one large 6-light ground floor window. On the right of the centre part there is a 2 bay section set back with 4- light and single windows; to the right of this the later extension with square tower slightly recessed with a one storey gabled entry below, and a 6-bay wing to the right with wooden windows. South West Elevation:- original part has 2 large projecting gables, a recessed centre part with eaves cornice as before, a 2-storey canted bay left of centre with 4- light windows and single light return; 3 semi-circular headed, 3-light attic windows. On ground floor a 4-light window on left of bay and a 3-light on the right with a half glazed garden door to the right of this.

4-light windows either side of bay at first floor. The gable on the left has a 2-storey canted bay with 4-light windows and single light returns on both levels; a 3-light window in attic over with semi-circular head to centre. The right hand gable is similar but with a projection at ground floor with canted bay and similar window. To the left of the main part there is the later extension projecting at right angles with a tiled hipped roof, and flat centre section. Interior:-staircase hall entered through pair of half glazed and panelled doors with inlaid chevron patterned work; diagonal wooden glazing bars. Lounge on left divided from hall by circular arched opening on right with square columns and inlaid work; right arch to dog-leg staircase, with rounded rectangular balusters, the larger intermediate ones and the strings with similar inlaid work.

Lounge has modillion cornice and panelling with moulded head, two thirds of room height. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.311. The Architectural Outsiders.

Ed. Roderick Brown. p 172.

Listing NGR: SU8110069103


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1945 IOE Records taken by Brian Steptoe; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Brian Steptoe. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Steptoe, Brian

Rights Holder: Steptoe, Brian


Brick, Stone, Tile, Victorian Counting House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Service Wing, Nursing Home, Health And Welfare, Residential Building