FRIAR PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1046980
Date first listed:
28-Oct-1974
Statutory Address:
FRIAR PARK, GRAVEL HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
FRIAR PARK, GRAVEL HILL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Henley-on-Thames
National Grid Reference:
SU 75346 82913

Details

1. GRAVEL HILL 5355 (North Side)

Friar Park SU 7582 3/224

II GV

2. 1889. Architect M. Clarke Edwards. A large house of irregular plan, built of brick with stone dressings in the Flamboyant Gothic style. 2 storeys, mullion and transom windows, gables and elaborate chimneys. The entrance facade has a 2 storeyed porch, behind this is a large traceried window and an octagonal lantern. The range to the right of the porch has an elaborate sundial set into the wall and ends in an octagonal turret. To the left of the porch is a 2 storeyed bow window with a curved gable above. The garden front has numerous bay windows and is dominated by a large square tower that rises to a pyramidal roof. There is much elaborately carved, stone detailing. Interior. Said to contain much detailing including some fine wood carving which was executed by the School of Art from the designs of Mr Carr. Gardens Said to have taken 20 years to lay out the grounds. Includes many contructed features, such as grottos caves etc.

The buildings of the Friar Park estate form a group. In adittion, the lower lodge, entrance walls, gates and piers form a group with Ancastle Cottage opposite.



Listing NGR: SU7534682913

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
246138
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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