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JOHN GAY'S HOUSE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: JOHN GAY'S HOUSE

List entry Number: 1117467

Location

JOHN GAY'S HOUSE, LANGWORTHY LANE

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

County:

District: Windsor and Maidenhead

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bray

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 02-May-1989

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41067

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

BRAY LANGWORTHY LANE SU 8977 (west side, off) 21/6 Holyport 25.3.55 John Gay's House (formerly listed as Gays House) II

Large house. Early C17, altered and extended early C18, mid C19 and late C20. Mostly brick with part timber frame behind brick gable. Hipped old tile roofs. Formerly rectangular plan of 2 framed bays, later extended on the north east in C18, and on the south west in Cl9 and further on the south west in the C20 with an enclosed swimming pool. 2 storeys. several chimneys with offset heads and clay pots. Sash windows with glazing bars. North-nest front: 2:4 bays. Brick string at impost level, moulded eaves cornice. Left hand section: higher roof; 2 windows on first floor, Venetian window on left; 3 taller windows on ground floor. Right hand section: 4 windows on first floor, 3 with semi-circular heads and radiating glazing bars; 3 tall windows on wand floor with similar heads; to the left of these a porch with Tuscan columns and moulded cornice. Half-glazed door and fanlight with leaf and diamond pattern glazing bars. South east front: 3 sections, of 2:2:3 bays. Centre section: gable and chimney fronting timber-framed older part; 2 wide windows on first floor. Ground floor has C20 pedimented porch with Tuscan columns and C20 entrance door. Left hand section: Chimney in centre springing from eaves level. 2 windows on first floor with semi-circular heads and radiating glazing bars, 2 windows on ground floor in architrave frames. Right hand section: chimney on ridge to right of centre. 3 windows on first floor with louvred shutters each side; two, narrow, 2-light casement windows on ground floor with segmental brick arch heads. Interior: much restored. 2 bays timber frame exposed with C20 gallery, now forming entrance hall on south west. Library: elaborate cornice, with dentils and egg and dart ornament. Panelled window shutters, enriched with egg and dart ornament. Drawing room: marble fireplace with urn in centre, moulded mantelpiece enriched with festoons and acanthus leaf ornament. Stairs with stick balusters and wreathed handrail; panelled dado. Shown on the Ordnance Survey map as Gay's House.

Listing NGR: SU8957177653

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National Grid Reference: SU 89571 77653

Map

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