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Cotswold (District Authority)
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SP 23326 25903


ODDINGTON LOWER ODDINGTON SP 2325 11/183 Oddington House 25.8.60 GV II* Country house. C17, C18, remodelled c1810 by Lady Reade. Ashlar, slate roof, ashlar stacks. Plan, C17 core encased within rectangular early C19 body with projecting portico to garden front and projecting porch to present entrance front. C18 summer house attached left, C18 wing rear left. General restoration c1870. Classical garden front (former entrance front); 3 storeys, 9 bays, 8-pane French windows (some blind) to ground and first floors, plate glass sashes with horns to second floor. Central double doors with marginal glazing bars and fanlight under portico, with paired Doric columns either side. Bird with motto / SECRET ET ARD / above, monogram of initials JTR below and inscription /RESTITUTA 1870/. Wrought iron balconies to first floor windows in right-hand return. Parallel ridge roof to main body, hipped roof to C18 wing at rear. Interior; stone flag floors to former entrance hall. Curving, oak open string staircase, 3 stick balusters per tread with painted gold and green decoration, wreathed walnut handrail with inlaid bands. Decorative brackets to stair ends. Round-headed archway with swag over to present entrance hall. Niche with scalloped head and swag over right of archway. Library; white marble fireplace with single female figures either side one with pipe one with lyre (q.v. Thomas Banks fireplace at Daylesford House). White marble fireplace in drawing room with carved reliefs of griffins above reeded columns framing decorated grate of the same period. Two niches flanking fireplace set in reeded borders. Brass door plates and door knobs probably French, throughout house, which retains nearly all its original Regency cornices, doors and architraves, notably in the bedroom above the library. Interior decoration similar to that in Daylesford House (q.v.). Part of C17 back stairs with turned wood balusters retained. C17 house was seat of the Chamberlayne family it was remodelled c1810 by Lady Reade, friend of Warren Hastings,in 1868 it was inherited by the Talbot Rice family. (Country Life, Vol 88 August 17th 1940).

Listing NGR: SP2332625903


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'Country Life' in 17 August, , Vol. 88, (1940)


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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