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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: 1332531



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

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chenies

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Jul-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 44799

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TQ 0198 CHENIES CHENIES VILLAGE 10/53 22.12.58 The Manor House (formerly listed as Chenies Manor House)


C15 west range and south range of c1530, altered C19. Brick house with old tile roofs, an important example of the early use of brick in the county. West range of 3 bays, right hand bay set back and 2 storey with crowstep gables is original half with C15 smoke blackened roof; centre bay is staircase tower. Original windows. Battlemented parapet. Left hand bay 2 storeys plus attic with crow-step gables. Porch. West range has semi-octagonal buttresses crowned with pinnacles. West front C19 brickwork and bay windows, part of Edward Blore alterations for Lord Wriothesley Russell in 1830s and 1840s. Stacks with elaborate patterned cut brick Tudor flues. Oriels and mullioned and transomed leaded casements, some restored or replaced C19. Inside C16, C17 panelling and mid C19 interiors. South range: lodgings built by Lord Russell. Two storeys with continuous attic called "The Armoury". Mullioned and transomed windows, four 1st floor oriels, much restored C19. Framed and gabled centre piece in roof. To south 6 large projections with crow-step gables incorporating numerous small chambers, privies, closets and staircases. Each crowned by 2, 3 or 4 elaborately patterned Tudor flues. Inside several 4 centred stone fireplaces. Much Tudor panelling remains and finely moulded beams. RCHM I 90 MON.3 C.L. 14 and 21 Oct 1982

Listing NGR: TQ0154998316

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 21 October, (1982)
'Country Life' in 14 October, (1982)
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume One South, (1912)

National Grid Reference: TQ 01526 98312


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