Aviary at Dropmore House, Heathfield Road, Taplow - South Bucks

Aviary, early C19, situated on south side of range of buildings to west of the house. Vulnerable to heritage crime and longstanding lack of regular maintenance for some years. Situated within late C18 to early C19 gardens in a ruinous condition. Mansion is being converted into residential use. Restoration of the gardens is in progress and repairs to the aviary by a specialist blacksmith were on site in the spring of 2017, to complete the structural repairs needed to the frame of the cage structure. Historic England is to visit as the repairs are now complete.

Aviary at Dropmore House, Heathfield Road, Taplow - South Bucks
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: AVIARY AT DROPMORE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1332401
  • Local Planning Authority: South Bucks
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Aviary at Dropmore House
  • Street Name: Heathfield Road
  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • District / Borough: South Bucks
  • Parish: Taplow
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Beaconsfield
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II