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THE ELMS

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: THE ELMS

List entry Number: 1118045

Location

THE ELMS, 26, BROAD STREET

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

County:

District: Wokingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wokingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41651

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

WOKINGHAM BROAD STREET SU 8168 NW (South side) 18/21 No. 26 (The Elms ) 12.11.51 G.V. II* Large town house, now offices. C16 or earlier, extensively re-built late C18, extended mid C19, altered late C20. Brick, formerly tuck-pointed, of which traces remain; hipped slate roof. Central staircase plan with flanking extensions. 2 storeys, cellar and attics. Flanking chimneys and one behind-parapet to left of centre; one at rear. Small central dormer with flat roof, behind pediment. Painted plinth, string at first floor level, moulded and bracketed wooden cornice. Sash windows with glazing bars and gauged brick heads. 7 bay symmetrical front, including outer and lower extensions of one bay, and one storey extension to right of right hand extension, with C20 door and semi-circular radiating and wreathed fanlight. Central, pedimented projection with cornice at slightly higher level, a circular window with wavy pattern bars in tympanum; a semi-circular first floor window with radiating glazing and small arched opening light; Keystone and stone cill on console brackets. Below this, a 6-panelled central door with rectangular 'gothic' fanlight in deep reveal with architrave and deep moulded doorhead carried round reveal; in bold Doric doorcase of 2 columns, slightly engaged, entablature and pediment. The door flanked by 2 ground floor windows, all in central bay. Interior:- entrance hall with C20 doors in moulded, eared, architrave frames, with leaf enrichment. Stone fireplace with large, curved and fluted brackets, supporting a dentilled and moulded over mantel. Hall leads to staircase through a square panelled opening, flanked by 2 engaged columns on moulded bases, with guttae and triglyph frieze of the Doric order. The open well staircase has stick balusters moulded and wreathed handrail, moulded wall string and tread ends, returning the whole width under the stair soffite. A semi-circular headed landing window with radiating glazing bars. Most windows to the principal rooms have panelled, folding shutters. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.309.

Listing NGR: SU8104668659

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 309

National Grid Reference: SU 81046 68659

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