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Buckinghamshire (Unitary Authority)
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SP 69544 33984



SP6933 WEST STREET 879-1/6/195 (South side) 03/04/73 Nos.29 AND 30


Town-house, possibly with shops to ground floor, now shop and dwelling. Probably late medieval, altered late C16, early C18, early C19 and C20. Timber-framed with render, plain-tiled roof with lead flat to front, brick ridge and end stacks. Original plan uncertain. 3-storey, 4-window range. 4-panel door to right with overlight, 6-panel door to far right leading to passageway, both under continuous dentilled cornice hood, which probably continues underneath C20 fascia to C20 plate-glass shop frontage which occupies rest of ground floor. 16-pane sash windows to 1st floor and 12-pane sashes to 2nd floor all with moulded wood surrounds. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Front wall has been raised to conceal dormer windows of former 2 storeys and attic range. Full-height gabled wing to rear right of centre, possibly former stair turret flanked by later 2-storey extension, further single-storey extension with pyramidal roof encroaching on yard, and 2-storey wing to rear left. INTERIOR: boxed beams to ground floor, cellar and C19 chimneypieces and cast-iron grates to 1st floor. Rooms at top of main range have plaster barrel-vaulted ceilings which appear to have belonged to an Elizabethan long gallery divided by later partitions and interrupted by large early C18 or C17 stack near centre. Ceiling in attic rooms of No.30 clearly belonged originally to one room divided by later, thin partition, and is divided into rectangular panels by ribbed plaster bands with rosettes at intersections. Similar ribbed bands at cornice level on street side extending into what were originally large dormer windows. Barrel-vaulted ceiling continues in No.29 but without ornament. Plain plaster barrel-vaulted ceiling in wing to rear of main range, and at right-angles to it, may be ceiling of stair leading to former long gallery from ground and first floors. According to observations of owner during course of repairs when parts of render were renewed the timber frame has closely-spaced uprights probably representing close studding and ornament to render of 'cheeks' of former dormer windows concealed by raising of front wall and flat lead roof laid across dormers. Division into two shops with living accommodation above may have taken place as early as c1700 but had certainly taken place by early C19. Two shops made into one C20.

Listing NGR: SP6954433983


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

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Date: 10 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/10019/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alistair F Nisbet. Source Historic England Archive
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