ASCOTT HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1291467
Date first listed:
26-Sep-1951
Statutory Address:
ASCOTT HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ASCOTT HOUSE

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

County:
Buckinghamshire
District:
Aylesbury Vale (District Authority)
Parish:
Wing
National Grid Reference:
SP 89145 22680

Details

SP 82 SE WING ASCOTT

6/87 Ascott House

26.9.51

GV II*

Country house. Centre part incorporates remains of timber-framed house once dated 1606, much extended from 1874 by George Devey, and later by his associates James Williams, West, Slade and Trentham, as a picturesque hunting base for Leopold de Rothschild. Further extensions to W. end, and interior much altered 1937-8. Ground floor is of red brick with irregular large blue diaper patterns, and some rubble stone to centre of rear elevation. Upper floors are of whitewashed render with half-timbering, and moulded bressumers and bargeboards. Tiled roofs. Brick chimneys: C17 part has stack partly of thin brick with 3 square shafts set diagonally; similar shafts with off-set heads to 1930's wing; other chimneys rectangular with 'V' pilasters. Part 2 storeys, part 2 storeys and attic. Long irregular front to N.W. with projecting wing to right. Leaded casements with moulded wooden mullions. Centre has flanking gabled bays with first floor jettied on brackets. Extensions to left have gabled dormers flanking gabled bay to right, central square tower with tile-hung upper section and pyramidal roof, and irregular canted bay and oriel windows. C20 double doors to centre of range. Matching wing to right has irregular gables and single storey projections in angle. N.E. end has small entrance courtyard. S.E. front is irregularly gabled.

Listing NGR: SP8914522680

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
350833
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 22 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/13133/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr W A Cooper. Source Historic England Archive
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