MAGNA CARTA HOUSE
List Entry Summary
Name: MAGNA CARTA HOUSE
List entry Number: 1117646
MAGNA CARTA HOUSE, MAGNA CARTA LANE, MAGNA CARTA ISLAND
The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Windsor and Maidenhead
District Type: Unitary Authority
National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
Legacy System Information
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Legacy System: LBS
List entry Description
Summary of Building
Original house 1834, built by George Simon Harcourt to commemorate the sealing signing of Magna Carta.
Reasons for Designation
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Magna Carta House was built by George Simon Harcourt in 1834 to commemorate the sealing of Magna Carta.
Magna Carta, which means ‘Great Charter’, was sealed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215. This was an agreement between King John and his barons and clergy which, for the first time, made the monarch subject to the laws of the land. It also gave free men the right to justice and a fair trial. Over the subsequent 800 years it has influenced many constitutional documents including the United States’ Bill of Rights.
Runnymede today is a memorial landscape to the on-going struggle for democracy and liberty.
Original house 1834, built by George Simon Harcourt to commemorate the sealing of Magna Carta. Small irregular stone house, 'Norman' style, many gables, open porch. High pitched Welsh slate roofs, cylindrical stone chimneys. Windows, round headed, chamfered and moulded surrounds, some paired under drip moulds. Large extension, early C20, similar style, painted brick walls, Welsh slate roofs, similar pitch matching chimneys. Two storeys, irregular fenestration closely related to original. Interior: much imported Jacobean panelling of good quality. A little later stained glass. Stone chimney pieces, one round arched, one square and hooded. Octagonal fixed wooden table with turned legs with circular commemorative stone let into top, situated in Magna Carta Room.
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/06/2015
National Grid Reference: SU 99904 73005
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