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

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

List entry Number: 1157071

Location

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

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

County:

District: Reading

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1978

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 39200

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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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

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National Grid Reference: SU 71232 76358

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