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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1125817



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Princes Risborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Jun-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Apr-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 46433

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9/162 Library (formerly listed as Fire Services Office) 21.6.55


Library, formerly a row of cottages, built as one house. C15-early C16, altered C16-early C17 and C19, restored 1938. Timber frame with whitewashed render infill. Ground floor front rebuilt in brick early C19, left gable rebuilt in brick C20 with crow-stepped top. Tiled roof. 1½ storeys, the upper storey jettied to front on beam ends. 4 bays. Irregular barred wooden windows: 3-light horizontal sliding sash to ground floor left, 4-light casement in bay 2, canted bay window in bay 3, long eaves-line dormer with row of 6 small casements in bay 2. Board door to left, C20 double doors recessed in right bay. Interior is open to roof with narrow gallery along S. jettied side. Centre bays originally an open hall, the central truss with chamfered arched braces to collar. Curved braces to flanking tie beam trusses on S. side, N. braces replaced C20. Curved wind-braces in roof. C17 wing to rear has timber-frame with brick infill in gable, and side walls rebuilt in brick. RCHM I p. 271 Mon.12.

Listing NGR: SP8070703482

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume One South, (1912)

National Grid Reference: SP 80707 03482


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