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Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
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SU97SE BURFIELD ROAD 599-1/14/7 (South side (off)) 10/08/51 Beaumont College


Large country house in parkland, now offices and training school. Original house 1705 by James Gibbs for Lord Weymouth. Re-built and extended in early C19 by Henry Emlyn of Windsor for Henry Griffiths; altered and extended in 1870 by Hansom; altered and further extended in late C20. MATERIALS: part painted stucco, part stock brick; slate roofs of different heights. PLAN: original house on north-west; C20 extension in similar style, adjoining on north-west. C19 extensions adjoining original house on south-east, forming a large L-plan, with a former service court on the north, closed on the north side by the chapel. There is a C20 extension on the north side of the chapel and a C20 extension on the south end of the 'L'. EXTERIOR: mostly 3 storeys, part 2 and 4 storeys. Several chimneys with clay pots. Sash windows with glazing bars, some without glazing bars. Original house, north-east front: present exterior based on the "Britannic Order" composed and published by Henry Emlyn, of which few examples survive. Symmetrical. 9 bays. Moulded cornice and parapet. 3-bay central feature with pediment and entablature with Prince of Wales feathers in frieze. 2 pairs of round columns in centre and one pair of square columns at either side, the pairs merging on ground floor with joins covered by Garter insignia; and composite capitals also formed of patriotic devices. First and second floors of centrepiece are recessed with cast-iron balcony rail above ground floor; windows have moulded architraves. Ground floor windows have rounded arched heads with radiating glazing bars; the central one has a later, wooden door inserted in the lower part, with 3 steps to stylobate. 3 bay outer sections on either side; the centre ground floor window of each is a 3-light canted bay with balustraded parapet. Original house, south-west front: 9 bays. Central 3 bays projecting with centre window on the ground floor a canted bay

with balustraded parapet. To the right of the original house is a late C19 section of 2 storeys, 7 bays with hipped roof. Windows in stone surrounds those on the ground floor with round arched heads. Adjoining this on the right and forming the corner of the 'L' is a late C19, 3-storey block of 9 and 6 bays. At the south end of this section is a 4-storeyed section with attics in the 'French Chateau' style. 3 bays. Steeply pitched pyramidal roof with a lucarne on each face. Moulded cornice arched over top windows. 2 large chimneys joined by a decorative iron balustrade on the top of the roof. INTERIOR: much altered but retains a good geometrical staircase with iron balustrade and handrail in an apsidal space in the original entrance hall. HISTORY: in 1786 the house was bought by Warren Hastings from the Duke of Cumberland on his return from India for »2,000. He lived there during part of his trial. It was formerly known as Beaumont Lodge and was purchased in 1854 by the Jesuits who established a school for novices in [email protected] (Victoria County History: Vol III: 81; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Berkshire: Harmondsworth: 1975-: 189; Murray's Berkshire: 151).

Listing NGR: SU9898873260


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 81
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 189
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 151


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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Date: 05 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01517/02
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