This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 98 SW TAPLOW BERRY HILL
7/646 Taplow House Hotel (formerly listed as 13.11.73 Taplow House)
Built 1751. Altered about 1800 and later, some of the later work being c1840 by Basevi for Lord Thomond; 2 storeys plus attic. Brick partly painted white.
Entrance front severely plain with crenellated brick parapet. C19 sash windows and a large mid C19 Roman cement Doric columned porte cochere. Ground floor built out. Two-storey wings to right and left in similar style. Rainwater head dated 1751. Garden front with two C18 rainwater heads one inscribed '1743 RS'.
Two-storey brick canted bay windows, with battlements, with a central feature in Roman cement in Tudor style with, on ground floor, a canted bay window.
Wings to right and left; conservatory on left. Terrace wall of stock brick with shallow buttresses, stairs and wrought iron railings. Interior has entrance hall with Doric columns probably by Basevi; dining room said to have been built in 1800 for Pascoe Grenfell but subsequently altered. Staircase with elaborate chiselled brass balusters probably mid C19. HISTORY: The house appears to have been mentioned first in 1598. In 1628 it was given by James I to Hampson, 1st governor of Virginia. Sir Thomas Lawrence records dining here.
Listing NGR: SU9090981918
© Dale Venn. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Venn, Dale
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