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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: 1279357



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Winslow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 403576

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SP 7627-7727 WINSLOW SHEEP STREET (north side)

6/204 Winslow Hall



Mansion. Dated 1700. Accounts supervised by Sir Christopher Wren for William Lowndes. Vitreous brick, red brick window surrounds with moulded edges and gauged heads. Stone quoins, moulded capping to plinth, plain second floor, band course and moulded window sills. Moulded and modillioned wooden eaves cornice and pediment. Hipped slate roof with 4 rectangularbrick chimneys in a row along the central spine. Chimneys have recessed panels, single to outer stacks, 2 panels to inner stacks, all with moulded stone caps. 3 storeys and lower ground floor. 7 bays, 3 to centre slightly projecting and pedimented. Barred sash windows to main storeys, those to second floor half the height of lower windows. Round window to attic in pediment. Basement windows leaded with bars in front. Central flight of steps, some C20, some c.1700 of moulded stone from terrace to half-glazed door with barred rectangular fanlight in moulded wooden architrave. Stone doorcase with shouldered architrave, frieze inscribed William Lowndes AD MDCC, and segmental pediment on moulded scroll brackets. Sun fire insurance plaque below central second floor window. Rear is similar but without lower ground floor. W. side of 5 bays has central projection of 3 bays for staircase. E. side has single-storey link wing dated 1901 on rainwater heads, and now containing St.Albans Chapel, to former service wing, once a separate pavilion with brewhouse and laundry. Pavilion has similar brickwork to mansion, shallow dentilled gable with blind and painted round window, slate roof, 2 storeys and 2 bays of altered windows, one blind. Interior of mansion: plan arranged round solid central chimney spine with staircases at W. and E. ends and closets at each corner. Contemporary fittings with some alterations. Major ground floor rooms have fine raised and fielded panelling, and altered fireplaces with later painted overmantels. First floor rooms have original moulded marble fireplaces and panelling only to dado , overdoors and overmantels. Room to rear right has painted canvases in the manner of Daniel Marot with pastoral scenes in elaborate surrounds of swags, scrolls, herms and mask heads. Second floor rooms, one a large gallery, have simpler panelling and fireplaces ofDenton stone with moulded edges. Staircases have closed strings, moulded handrails and turned balusters. E. staircase partly restored. Fine vaulted lower ground floor. (Country Life Vol. CX p. 572-6. Wren Society Vol. 17 p. 54 RCHM II p. 341-3)

Listing NGR: SP7708327591

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Wren Society Publications' in Wren Society Publications, , Vol. 17, (1940), 54
'Country Life' in August, , Vol. 110, (1951), 572-576
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

National Grid Reference: SP 77090 27590


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