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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: 1317133



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burnham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Sep-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 44284

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3/682 Dropmore


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1792-5 by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Grenville with alterations 1806-9 by C H Tatham. Gardens, Pinetum and Plantations designed and planted by Lord Grenville (died 1834) and Lady Grenville (died 1864). The Burnham/Taplow parish boundary passes through the house. Cement rendered and colourwashed; slate roof. ENTRANCE FACADE. 5 bays; 2 storeys except bays 2 and 4 which are of 3 and advanced somewhat. Central hexastyle single-storeyed portico with Tuscan columns. Ground floor with Tuscan pilasters supporting a triglyph entablature. Sash windows except in bays 2 and 4 which have tripartite windows with blank segmen- tal arches over. 1st floor windows sashes except those of bays 2 and 4 which are tripartite and within moulded surrounds. The 3rd floor windows in bays 2 and 4 square sashes within moulded surrounds. Moulded cornice and blocking course. GARDEN FACADE. Wholly of 2 storeys and with 3 bows with shallow domed roofs. All along the ground floor, wooden trellis work with a conservatory be- tween the bow windows on the right. This trellis work continues beyond the house on the left (SEE item 1/683). INTERIOR. Entrance hall with screen of columns. Good plaster ceilings and fireplaces in several rooms. CL, 11 & 18 October 1956. To the right of the house, first, (SEE item 1/683) and of early C19 red brick. Against it on the S a lean-to with slate roof supported on decorative iron trellis work. Then, to the right of the house again, the stable yard. Early C19, considerably altered. Red brick; slate roof. Arched entrance with small wooden louvred cupola on skyline and clock facing into the yard. 2 storeyed ranges, that on the N with original horse stalls.

Listing NGR: SU9266886027

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 18 October, (1956)
'Country Life' in 11 October, (1956)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 92668 86027


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