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


List entry Number: 1180805



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

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireSouth OxfordshireDistrict AuthorityRotherfield Peppard

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 247050

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CHECKENDON SU68SE 5/30 Borocourt Hospital - II* Country House, now hospital, formerly known as Wyfold Court. 1874-84 by George Somers Clarke the Elder for Edward Hermon. Some C20 alterations. Red brick with grey brick diaper pattern; plain tile roof; brick stacks. Complex plan, French Gothic style. 2 storeys and attic with 4-storey and attic wing to right; higher towers. 14-window range. Stone porte cochere to left with 2- centre arches to 3 sides. Studded door with Gothic moulded stone surround. Irregular fenestration, mostly of stone mullion and transom windows with elaborate carved hoods. Complex gabled roof with cross-gables, towers and turrets. Ornamental ridge tiles and ornamental metal ridges to towers and turrets. Decorative carved brick stacks. Elaborate carved stone details. Other elevations of same quality and complexity. Interior: Vaulted stone main corridor to ground floor with original light fittings. Open well staircase with elaborate carved balustrade, armorial glass to windows and fixed paintings. Many of the interiors survive with some C20 alterations. Bought in 1932 and became Borocourt Hospital. (Peter Howell, Wyfold Court; The Country Seat, 1970,p.244-51).

Listing NGR: SU6831182402

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Howell, P, Wyfold Court The Country Seat, (1970), 244-51

National Grid Reference: SU 68311 82402


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