History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cliveden

A Grade I Listed Building in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5582 / 51°33'29"N

Longitude: -0.6883 / 0°41'17"W

OS Eastings: 491028

OS Northings: 185180

OS Grid: SU910851

Mapcode National: GBR F7J.6SH

Mapcode Global: VHFT1.03ZB

Entry Name: Cliveden

Listing Date: 23 September 1955

Last Amended: 26 April 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125041

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44256

Location: Taplow, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL6

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

Civil Parish: Taplow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Taplow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Find accommodation in
Wooburn

Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/03/2017

SU 98 NW
3/658

TAPLOW
CLIVEDEN ROAD (Cliveden)
Cliveden

(formerly listed as Cliveden, together with terrace wall, octagonal temple, Blenheim Pavilion and balustrade from Villa Borghese)

23.9.55

GV
I
Circa 1850-1 by Sir Charles Barry on the site of, and of the same general dimensions and layout as, the house built by William Winde circa 1674-7 for George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham.

ENTRANCE (NORTH) FACADE. In a Cinquecento style. Three storeys; nine bays. Ground floor with central three-bay porte cochere of 1869 by H Clutton with coupled Tuscan columns flanked by arched windows in Gibbs surrounds. Upper floors rusticated and with front Ionic pilasters: First floor windows with pediments and blank balconies. Second floor windows in moulded surrounds. Frieze with incised Latin inscription. Balustrade with urns. Left and right low balustraded quadrants with attached Tuscan columns link up with side wings at right angles to the centre. The wings are two-storeyed and of seven bays, the central three advanced somewhat. Interior altered and redecorated by J Loughborough Pearson for Lord Astor in 1890s and has a genuine Francois-Premier fireplace in the hall and genuine French Rococo panelling from the chateau of Asmores of circa 1755 in the dining room.

GARDEN (SOUTH) FACADE. Generally similar to the entrance front but with a single-storeyed extra bay either side and standing high above two terraces. For the terraces SEE items 3/670 and 3/671.

Listing NGR: SU9103185182

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.