Cliveden, Together With Terrace Wall, Octagonal Temple, And Balustrade From Villa Borghese / Cliveden

26 Sep 1999
Cliveden, Together With Terrace Wall, Octagonal Temple, And Balustrade From Villa Borghese, Cliveden Road, Taplow, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/658 Cliveden (formerly listed as Cliveden, together with 23.9.55 terrace wall, octagonal temple, Blenheim Pavilion and balustrade from Villa Borghese)


Circa 1850-1 by Sir Charles Barry on the site of, and of the same general dimen- sions and layout as, the house built by William Winde circa 1674-7 for George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. ENTRANCE (NORTH) FACADE. In a Cinquecento style. Three storeys; 9 bays. Ground floor with central 3-bay porte cochere of 1869 by H Clutton with coupled Tuscan columns flanked by arched windows in Gibbs surrounds. Upper floors rusticated and with front Ionic pilasters: First floor windows with pediments and blank balconies. Second floor windows in moulded surrounds. Frieze with incised Latin inscription. Balustrade with urns.

Left and right low balustraded quadrants with attached Tuscan columns link up with side wings at right angles to the centre. The wings are 2-storeyed and of 7 bays, the central 3 advanced somewhat. Interior altered and redecorated by J Loughborough Pearson for Lord Aston in 1890s and has a genuine Francois- Premier fireplace in the hall and genuine French Rococo panelling from the chateau of Asmores of circa 1755 in the dining room. GARDEN (SOUTH) FACADE. Generally similar to the entrance front but with a single-storeyed extra bay either side and standing high above 2 terraces. For the terraces SEE items 3/670 and 3/671.

CL 7- and 24.2.77.

Listing NGR: SU9103185182


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