CAVERSHAM GROVE (NOW HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, EMMER GREEN) HIGHDOWN SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1157071
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1978
Statutory Address:
CAVERSHAM GROVE (NOW HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, EMMER GREEN), SURLEY ROW
Statutory Address:
HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, SURLEY ROW

Map

Ordnance survey map of CAVERSHAM GROVE (NOW HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, EMMER GREEN)
HIGHDOWN SCHOOL
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Location

Statutory Address:
CAVERSHAM GROVE (NOW HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, EMMER GREEN), SURLEY ROW
Statutory Address:
HIGHDOWN SCHOOL, SURLEY ROW

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

District:
Reading (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 71232 76358

Details

SURLEY ROW 1. 5128 (West Side) Caversham Grove (Now Highdown School, Emmer Green) SU 7176 5/287 II GV 2. C18, altered and extended 1878-80 by Richard Norman Shaw in Queen Anne style. The main (older) part: 2 storeys and attic over segmental-headed windows. Red brick with stucco string at 1st floor level, flanking brick piers with rusticated bands. Stone moulded eaves cornice. 5 bays, glazing bar sashes with bracket cills centre 1st floor blind. Door and porch in centre probably by Norman Shaw, with moulded cornice and eared rubbed brick entrance. Tiled hipped roof with gabled dormers (part of Norman Shaw's work). Interior: richly panelled and with lavish plaster enrichments to ceilings (again probably by Norman Shaw). Stone staircase in central well with richly carved eared doorways, panelling and bold modillion cornice. The 1878-80 extensions by Norman Shaw almost, double the house in size. 2 storeys. Red brick. Queen Anne style. with fine garden front to south with loggia, interior decorated in 'Adam' style. Irregular plan with 2 storey gatehouse to stable yard projecting to east. Casement windows with glazing bars. The Norman Shaw work is important as an early example of his Queen Anne revival and some of the interior details in the original (early C18) house are very faithful replicas of that period.

Listing NGR: SU7123276358

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
39200
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 08 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10227/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source Historic England Archive
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