THREE PAIRS OF GATE PIERS AND WALLS AROUND GARDENS AND TERRACE AT HOME FARM

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1136034

Date first listed: 06-Mar-1985

Statutory Address: THREE PAIRS OF GATE PIERS AND WALLS AROUND GARDENS AND TERRACE AT HOME FARM, PARK LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: THREE PAIRS OF GATE PIERS AND WALLS AROUND GARDENS AND TERRACE AT HOME FARM, PARK LANE

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

District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Hampstead Marshall

National Grid Reference: SU 41888 66608

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Details

SU 46 NW HAMSTEAD MARSHALL PARK LANE (East Side)

15/7 Three pairs of gate piers and Walls around Gardens and Terrace at Home Farm

I

2 walled gardens, one with raised terrace and 3 pairs of gate piers. Late C17, early C18 and C19. Gate piers possibly by Edward Pierce or Thomas Strong. Brick walls with moulded stone capping, some stone quoins and stone gate piers. Rectangular gardens; that to the north 150 metres by 50 metres with gate piers in centre of east and west walls, east wall having the central portion curved inwards in a semicircle; that to the south 150 metres by 98 metres, with gate piers in the centre of the east wall and a raised terrace projecting westerly from the west wall a maximum of 16 metres. The two gardens share a central wall. West Elevation:- to left:- wall, 2 metres high in Flemish bond with moulded stone cap with tall central gate piers. Square plan with pilasters to north and south, moulded plinth and panelled piers with carved fruit and flowers in panels, moulded dentilled and corniced caps surmounted by pineapples on square moulded bases. To right:- terrace standing forward of garden wall, 3 metres high retaining wall with stepped buttresses, English bond with stone capping. 2½ bays break forward at each end of terrace with 8 bays in centre. East Elevation:- to left:- wall 3 metres high in English bond with stone capping and central gate piers in brick with stone dressings. Stone plinth bases and corniced caps surmounted by stone vases with carved festoons of flowers and fruit. north and south faces have arched niches above plinths with stone strings at impost level, stone keys and stone shells in arches and moulded stone panels above niches. east and west faces have brick pilasters for gate hanging, walls or railings, capped by stone cornices and scrolls. To right:- 3 metre high wall with stone capped plinth, stone quoins and stone capping; above the plinth and slight recesses with arched niches,4-3-3-4, the central portion curves back to a pair of tall stone gate piers. Square plan with flanking pilasters, moulded plinths, panelled sides and carved fruit flowers and foliage in the panels, corniced caps with carved leaf frieze surmounted by urns decorated with leaves fruit and flowers; the pilasters have corniced caps below scrolls. North Wall:- several cottages and outbuildings have been built against the North side of this wall apart from the central house built over the wall with its main elevation to the South, which has pebbledashed walls, half hipped tiled roof, central chimney, 2 storeys, 4 casements and central door with latticed porch and hood on cut brackets, these are of no special interest. The walled gardens belonged to the Manor House which stood to the East of them, built for the Earl of Craven by Sir Balthazar Gerbier and William Wynne but burnt down in 1718. B.O.E. Berkshire p.152. Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide p.127.

Listing NGR: SU4188866608

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Legacy System number: 39771

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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 152
'Murrays Architectural Guide' in Berkshire, (1949), 127
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 3 Berkshire,

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