MAIN BUILDING, COURTYARD WALLS, STABLE AND GATEHOUSE BLOCKS, ADMIRALTY COMPASS OBSERVATORY AT DITTON PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1319354
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1984
Statutory Address:
MAIN BUILDING, COURTYARD WALLS, STABLE AND GATEHOUSE BLOCKS, ADMIRALTY COMPASS OBSERVATORY AT DITTON PARK, DITTON PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MAIN BUILDING, COURTYARD WALLS, STABLE AND GATEHOUSE BLOCKS, ADMIRALTY COMPASS OBSERVATORY AT DITTON PARK, DITTON PARK ROAD

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

District:
Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Datchet
National Grid Reference:
TQ 00039 77920

Details

1. 5130 DATCHET DITTON PARK ROAD (west side)

Main Building, courtyard walls, stable and gatehouse blocks, Admiralty Compass Observatory at Ditton Park. TQ 0077 7/1

II GV

2. Rebuilt after fire of 1812 to include some remains of older house. 1813-1817, architect William Atkinson, pupil of James Wyatt. Cement rendered on brick early Gothic Revival style with turrets and crenellations. Main building with entrance courtyard surrounded by stables and gatehouses all within ancient moat. Entrance facade has three storey central portion, three windows with label moulds over. Central door between "Gothic" windows with two centred arches, and flanked by turrets and plain two storey one window wings with crenellated parapets. Garden front has full height octagonal bay window with Gothic cast iron balustrade to balcony at first floor. Interior: ground floor gallery has heavily modelled, vaulted plaster ceiling. Entrance hall has beamed plaster ceiling. Main stair has fine cast iron Gothic balustrade. Entrance courtyard is enclosed to north and south by C17 brick walls and C18 brick stable and gatehouses with rendered buttresses plinth and architraves. 'Gothicised' in C19. Central towers over large four-centred arch. Stableshave wood dock turret.

Listing NGR: TQ0003977920

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
40655
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 3 Berkshire,

Legal

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: 07 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/08828/14
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