Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1059422

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Statutory Address: WATLINGTON PARK


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Statutory Address: WATLINGTON PARK

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County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Watlington

National Grid Reference: SU 70627 92550


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WATLINGTON SU79SW 3/113 Watlington Park 18/07/63


Country House. Built c.1755 for John Tilson. English bond brick; hipped Welsh slate roof; internal brick stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range. Central 3-bay pedimented block, with lunette in tympanum. Stone Doric porch with triglyph frieze; late C19 double-leaf doors. Gauged red brick flat arches over sashes. Ashlar string course; modillioned eaves cornice. 4 roof dormers. Similar rear elevation and right side wall has canted bay. Interior: hall has marble floor and fireplace, and architectural trompe l'oeil decoration by Philip Tilden, 1921. Panelled doors, some set in bolection-moulded architraves. Panelled rooms to left have finely carved mid C18 fireplaces and plaster cornices. Drawing Room to right has fine marble fireplace; modillioned cornice on torus moulding; rococo plasterwork on ceiling wreathed in foliage, with swans in end panels; Ionic columns at both ends of room. Open well staircase with twisted balusters and ramped handrails. First floor has panelled rooms with plaster cornices, similar doors; early C19 marble fireplaces except C18 cast-iron grate to right. Dog-leg service stairs with turned balusters to rear left. Watlington Park was sold to John Tilson, son of the Under-Secretary of State, by the Stonors in 1753. (Christopher Hussey, Watlington Park, Country Life, Vol.CXXV, pp.81-21, 60-63; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.831-2; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.8, p.213).

Listing NGR: SU7062792550


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Legacy System number: 247584

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 831-2
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1964), 213
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 125, (), 81-91 60-3

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