MONTAGUE HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1319160
Date first listed:
12-Nov-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
MONTAGUE HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS, 31, BROAD STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONTAGUE HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS, 31, BROAD STREET

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

District:
Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Wokingham
National Grid Reference:
SU 81094 68695

Details

WOKINGHAM BROAD STREET SU 8168 NW (North side)

No 31 (Montague House) and attached garden walls

Formerly listed as: (North side) 18/10 No 31 (Montague House) 12.11.51 GV II*

Large town house, now library and adult education centre. Mid C18, refronted and extended early C19, altered and extended mid C20. Brick, low pitched slate roof. Rectangular centre block with projecting flanking wings; former service wing at rear on left and C20 library rear extension at rear on right. 3 storeys and brick vaulted cellars. Symmetrical 3 bay front including projecting wings of one bay each. Stone string at first floor cill level, wide eaves on pairs of plain brackets. Sash windows with glazing bars; half glazed central door in arched, panelled reveal, narrow reeded architrave, and fanlight of circular pattern. The ground floor windows of wings are arched in a brick recess. Symmetrical 3 storey side wings set back, with parapets, coped and with a deep stone fascia aligning with stone string on main section and with one storey projections aligning with face of projecting wings. The left hand has a blocked window, and the right half a 6-panel secondary door with a 3-pane rectangular fanlight, each with a crested keystone. Interior:- contains an Imperial staircase to first floor, with stick balusters and wreathed handrails. The building is set well back from the road and to the rear has original garden walls to the former C18 terraced garden. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.309.

Listing NGR: SU8109468695

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
41642
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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