The Gables

The Gables now Bayford House

Local builder George Elms  (b1849 d1916) built The Gables as evidenced by the inscription imbedded over the front door dated 1902.

The sale particulars of 1939 give a full description of the house and grounds.

Sale particulars for The Gables at Stockcross

Original held at BRO ref D/EX 898/2/505

AW Neate & Sons

The Gables Stockcross, Nr Newbury

About 8 acres. 10 bedrooms: bathroom: 3 reception rooms: Halls: cloakroom: complete domestic offices: entrance lodge: garages & stabling; modern drainage; oxcetylene gaslighting: hot water services (electric mains pass the property); own water supply etc:

To be let or sold

Fine situated gabled residence, erected in 1902 of brick, partly tile hung and with tiled roof and occupying an exceptional situation over 400 feet above sea level, surrounded by a well known estate and on the outskirts of a charming village, within a few miles of the old market town of Newbury. The house faces south and stands well away and completely screened from a very quiet side road from which it is approached by a winding carriage rive between laurels and flowering shrubs and guarded at entrance by a lodge.

The buildings: at the drive entrance is a well built block of brick and tiled buildings comprising garages & stabling for 4 cars and 4 horses, harness room, loft open shed. The grounds are inexpensive to maintain but are exceptionally charming. In front of the house is a large lawn with room for 2 tennis courts, flower garden beds and borders etc: good kitchen garden with fruit trees, shrubberies, avenue walk, heated greenhouse paddock etc. The whole is very well timbered with ornamental trees and extends to an area of about 8 acres.

Rent unfurnished £123 per annum

Price F/H £2750

FOLIO 1906

The accommodation comprises:

Entrance porch, entrance lobby with oak panelled walls, moulded ceiling and tiled floor.

Entrance hall with tiled floor , moulded ceilings and pencilled dado

Dining room about 20’ x 16’ x 10’ with panelled dado, oak block floor and handsome fireplace.

Drawing room about 21’ x 20’ x 10’ with oak block floor

Study about 15’ x 14’ x 10’ with oak block floor, firelace with carved mantel.

Cloakroom with lavatory basin (H&C) and door to garden

Separate WC

Pantry with copper sink (H&C) and cupboards

Kitchen with range and cupboards

Scullery with small range, cupboard and sink (H&C), 2 excellent white tiled larders with marble shelves

Backyard with coalhouse, boot room WC etc


Approached by a wide oak principal staircase and secondary staircase to spacious landing with door to small sun parlour.

Bedroom 1(s) 17’x6’x15’ with fireplace

Bedroom 2 (e) 16’x14’ with fireplace

Bedroom 3 (s) 17’x14’6 with Fireplace and small dressing room off

Bedroom 4 17’x13’ with fireplace

Bedroom 5 12’6x 8’ with fireplace and large cupboard

House maids pantry with sink (H&C) separate WC


Bedroom 6 11’6x11’6 with fireplace and cupboards

Bedroom 7 17’6 x 14’ with fireplace

Bedroom 8 17’6 x 15’ 6 with Fireplace and dressing room about 15’ x 8’6

Adjoining maids bedrooms 9,10,11 12’x12’: 13’.6 x12’