Another application has been made for this house, this time to divide it into two flats. We have objected because of the uncertain future which it would give the gardens. The application details, including our letter, are here. Permission has now been granted for the house to be divided vertically into two apartments.
The gardens at Wantage were put on the WDC local list in 2013 at the suggestion of WGT, and in October 2016 they were placed on the National Heritge List for England at Grade II, as a result of our suggestion. The description of the house was improved at the same time. The house (1901) and garden are by Buckland and Farmer. Herbert Buckland was an influential Arts and Crafts architect of the Birmingham School, and here was able to work for a very wealthy American client, who chose the site so that she could look at Kenilworth Castle every day for the rest of her life. The Trust proposed this action in our response to the planning applications made early last year.