1 And 2 Westfield Cottages / 1-12 Westfield Cottages

29 Dec 2004
1 And 2 Westfield Cottages, Medmenham, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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1-12 Westfield Cottages, Medmenham, Wycombe, 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.

MEDMENHAM WESTFIELD COTTAGES SU 78 SE 7/159 Nos. 1 and 2 (formerly listed under Nos. 1-12) 21.10.77 GV II Pair of semi-detached estate cottages. Circa 1900, probably by Romaine Walker for Mr. Robert Hudson of Danesfield. Lower storey of red brick in English bond with dentil string arched up over doors, and battered buttresses flanking front; upper storey rendered and colourwashed; half-hipped plain tile roof; central brick chimney with off-set cap. One storey and attic, 2 bays. 4-light casements with wooden glazing bars and leaded top-lights to ground floor, with chamfered and off-set brick sills and stop-chamfered wooden lintels.

Upper storey has later C20 3-light leaded casements in gabled dormers with richly carved and cusped bargeboards. Board doors to left and right, with moulded brick surround and semi-circular brick arches over painted terracotta tympana of local Medmenham ware. Tympana illustrate the labours of the months, No.1 showing gathering of firewood (January), No.2 showing a shepherd and his sheep (February).

Doors retain original brass handles and numbers. These 2 cottages are part of a set of 12.

Listing NGR: SU7985784600


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1984 IOE Records taken by Richard Swynford-Lain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Swynford-Lain, Richard

Rights Holder: Swynford-Lain, Richard


Brick, Render, Terracotta, Tile, Victorian Semi Detached House, 20th Century Monument (By Form), House, Domestic, Dwelling, Estate Cottage