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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: 1238040



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Amersham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 17-May-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 415394

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SU 99 NW, 1/152

AMERSHAM, WENDOVER ROAD (A413) (south side), Shardeloes

(Formerly listed under Missenden Road)



Built by William Drake in 1758-66 on site of earlier house. Architects: Stiff Leadbetter, portico and interior decoration by Robert Adam. From 1773 James Wyatt employed. Painted cement rendering with stone dressings. Westmoreland slate roof with balustraded parapet, and modillion cornice. Later box dormers to north-west and south-west slopes. Two storeys and attic. North- east elevation has nine bays with central 3-bay Portland stone portico with Corinthian columns and pilasters, frieze, modillion cornice and pediment. Each outer bay projects slightly and has pedimented ground floor window set in semi- circular headed arched recess. Pedimented central doorway, all other ground-floor windows have cornices. Square first-floor windows with eared and shouldered architraves. South-east elevation of seven bays, pedimented doorway to centre, outer bays and window treatment as north-east elevation. South-west elevation has more closely spaced fenestration. INTERIOR: Entrance Hall, Large room to north, Dining room, library and bedroom in south-east range are all of high quality, with decorations by Robert Adam (the bedroom perhaps by Wyatt) and the upper paintings in the library by Rebecca. Setting: the landscape was designed by Humphry Repton in c.1790 and is illustrated in his surviving 'Red Book'. Country Life Vol XXXIV 5/7/13.

Listing NGR: SU9383797811

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 5 July, (1913)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 93837 97811


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