Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1125583

Date first listed: 21-Jun-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jan-1987



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe (District Authority)

Parish: Medmenham

National Grid Reference: SU 80714 86125


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MEDMENHAM BOCKMER LANE SU 88 NW 4/107 Bockmer House (formerly listed as Bockmer with garden walls) 21.6.55 GV II House. Probably C17, altered late C18-C19 and C20, with much rebuilt C16-C17 N. wing. May incorporate materials of early C16 house. Main block is of flint with narrow brick dressings, hipped old tile roof, and brick chimneys. Double pile. 2 storeys, 3 bays. W. front has flush band of narrow brick at first floor sill level, and off-set eaves. 3-light leaded casements, renewed C20, those to ground floor with cambered heads. Central flush-panelled door in wooden architrave frame with C20 half-timbered gabled porch. Small curved projection to left probably once an oven. Altered flint and brick wing with C20 plastic casements links main block with gabled projecting cross wing to left. This has some traces of timbering but has been much rebuilt in brick and part altered to garages. Car-port with gabled roof projects infront. E. front has moulded wooden eaves, and 3 cross windows with gauged brick heads and C20 leaded glazing to first floor. Ground floor has 2 C20 semi-octagonal bay windows with leaded lights, and central 6-panelled door with leaded rectangular fanlight and elaborate wooden doorcase. Doorcase is probably C20 and has pilasters with carved floral ornament, strapwork architrave, pulvinated frieze carved with fruit and flowers, and tiled hood. Garden wall projects to right, of flint, brick and chalk, with renewed off-set brick coping. S. front rebuilt C18- early C19 in chequer brick with altered C20 fenestration. Interior: 2 ground floor rooms at S. end have re-used C16-C17 panelling, the S.E, room also with heraldic shield of Samuel Backhouse above the fireplace. Bockmer is documented as the home of Henry Pole, Lord Montagu, close relative of Cardinal Pole, in 1538. It was subsequently the home of the Borlase family. (VCH. III. A.H. Plaisted, The manor and Parish Records of Medmenham,1925)

Listing NGR: SU8071486125


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Buckingham, (1908)

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