Mentmore Towers, Mentmore - Aylesbury Vale

Country house built 1852-4 by Sir Joseph Paxton and GH Stokes for Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild. Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission granted for conversion to a hotel together with a major extension. Planning for the implementation of these consents stopped in 2009. Emergency works undertaken to central roof lantern. The service wing roof remains in very poor condition. An application for Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for repairs has been granted but is yet to be implemented.

Mentmore Towers, Mentmore - Aylesbury Vale
© Mr George Harper. Image supplied courtesy of Images of England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Mentmore Towers
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1117863
  • Local Planning Authority: Aylesbury Vale
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Mentmore Towers
  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • District / Borough: Aylesbury Vale
  • Parish: Mentmore
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Buckingham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*, CA