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Lilies

A Grade II Listed Building in Weedon, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8582 / 51°51'29"N

Longitude: -0.8234 / 0°49'24"W

OS Eastings: 481126

OS Northings: 218392

OS Grid: SP811183

Mapcode National: GBR D2B.GN4

Mapcode Global: VHDTY.PK2B

Entry Name: Lilies

Listing Date: 29 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42330

Location: Weedon, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Weedon

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hardwick

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 81 NW WEEDON HIGH STREET
6/182
- Lilies

- II


Country house with attached service wing and stables. 1870,
by George Devey, probably for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild of
Waddesdon. Red brick with dark pointing, the side walls with
blue diapers. Rusticated brick quoins, other dressings of
stone. Slate roof with stone copings to gables, and brick
chimneys, one with a moulded stone string. In a classical style
with first and second floor string courses, moulded modillion
cornice carried round central gable and stone window surrounds.
2 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Outer bays have canted projections
with balustraded stone parapets and cross casements, those to
first floor in architrave arches with moulded keyblocks.
Centre bay has gable with lunette window in architrave surround
resting on cornice, and 3 raised brick panels to attic. First
floor has Venetian window, the central light with architrave arch
and scrolled keyblock, the outer lights with flat stone hoods
on scroll brackets. Flanking blind brick roundels. Ground floor
of centre bay has double half-glazed doors and flanking windows,
all with arched heads in painted stone architraves on similar piers.
Similar openings to single storey porch articulated with Ionic
pilasters, entablature and balustraded parapet, the central arch
with fleur-de-lys on keyblock. Other fronts of house also have
canted projections in outer bays, those to S. flanking site of
conservatory. Lower service block to N. is similar but is
irregularly gabled and has windows with segmental heads and keyblocks.
Stables attached to N. end surround small court with water tower
and carriage house to left of entrance and oval window in gable to right.
Other openings are mostly altered. Interior of house has carved
marble fireplaces, elaborate embossed paper or delicate plaster
ceilings, and panelled doors. Fine staircase with turned balusters,
arcaded landing and stained glass window. Dining room has oak chimney-
piece in Jacobethan style and large mirror in segmental arch.


Listing NGR: SP8112618392

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