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Reddam House, Berkshire

Reddam House, Berkshire

Wokingham, RG41 5BG, United Kingdom

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Description Reddam House Berkshire, part of the Reddam House Group of schools, is an independent school providing education for girls and boys between the ages of three months and 18 years old, located near Wokingham, in the English county of Berkshire.HistoryBuildingIn about 1830, John Walter (1776–1847), owner of The Times newspaper, purchased the 5000acre estate in which the school is now located. His son, also called John Walter (1818–1894), employed architect Robert Kerr to build a mansion within it as his country seat. Erected 1865–74, it is one of the largest Victorian country houses in England. Nikolaus Pevsner describes it as "the climax mansionsmansion], and in its brazen way one of the major Victorian monuments of England" and "as far as scale is concerned, and the disregard for what we pygmies would call domestic comfort, Bear Wood is indeed nearer to Blenheim than to our poky villas"The bricks used in the building were created from clay extracted from what is now California Country Park, once part of the estate. A dam was constructed around the site, which was then flooded to form the 47acre Longmoor Lake.

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