Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1035754

Date first listed: 04-Jun-1952

Statutory Address: OARE HOUSE


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Statutory Address: OARE HOUSE

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District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wilcot

National Grid Reference: SU 15597 63012


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WILCOT OARE SU 16 SE (west side)

6/188 Oare House 4.6.52 GV I

Large house. 1740, mid C19, and 1921-5 by Clough Williams-Ellis. Original house for Henry Deacon, wine merchant of London. Red and blue vitrified brick with concealed roof. Central block 2 rooms deep with link to forward wings. Large drawing room added on south c1840, remodelled 1921 and extended at rear as library in 1925. North wing extended 1921 and later. Three storeys and cellars. Entrance elevation of 5 bays, the 3 central bays broken forward with pediment and central 8-panelled door within Ionic portico. Brick cornice over ground floor and first floor windows with triangular and flat pediments. Other windows later C18 twelve-pane sashes, 6-pane sashes to second floor. Raised parapet clasping dentilled pediment, and urn finials. Rainwater hoppers signed HD 1740. Timber cupola with bell. Flanking wings are of 2 bays with Venetian window motif on ground floor and low pitched gables with stacks. Garden elevation similar but simple 5 bays with central door in Roman Doric portico over steps and no pediment. This block extended either side, the right side probably refaced 1921 to match new left side. C18 brick (reclaimed from Upper Huish) with 3 close-spaced round headed windows, and 32-pane sashes on first floor, some blind. Balustered openings in parapet to flat roof. This facade extended both sides as garden wall (q.v.). Interior: remodelled in C20, cross hall with cedar stair, C18 style with turned balusters, possibly original resited. Fielded panelling and chair rail, and marble fireplace. Saloon to rear and small sitting room both panelled with marble fireplaces. Drawing room with mid C19 fireplace also marble and library with columns in antis, 1925. 1920's work carried out for Sir Geoffrey and Lady Alathea Fry, private secretary to Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin. Clough Williams-Ellis also laid out gardens. The war cabinet met secretly in the house in the 1939-45 war.

Listing NGR: SU1559763012


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