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Woodrow High House

A Grade II Listed Building in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6603 / 51°39'37"N

Longitude: -0.6518 / 0°39'6"W

OS Eastings: 493353

OS Northings: 196587

OS Grid: SU933965

Mapcode National: GBR F66.XQD

Mapcode Global: VHFSG.NJ9K

Entry Name: Woodrow High House

Listing Date: 17 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44741

Location: Amersham, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Amersham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Amersham with Coleshill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. AMERSHAM CHERRY LANE
5134 (north side)
Wood row

Woodrow High House

SU 9396 9/28

II


2.
Small country house in park. Early C18 and later, but incorporating fabric of
earlier house in which Oliver Cromwell's wife and daughters are said to have
stayed c.1630.
Painted stucco, slate roofs with parapets. Central block 3-storeys with late
C18 single-storey wings, the left-hand one raised and extended early C19.
Full height canted bays either side of centre which has half glazed door with
gothic glazing bars under dentil cornice. First and second floor bands, dentil
cornice. Double hung sash windows, moulded string at head level. Right-hand
wing has dentil cornice, two sash windows with architraves. Canted bay window
to right hand return elevation. Two storey rear wing of similar design. Left
hand wing matched that on right but has later upper storey; projecting porch on
left has round arched entrance, cornice and wooden bell cupola with ogee lead cap
and bell dated 1830. Two storey wing on left.
Interior: Dining Room: Bolection moulded panelling, wood cornice, fireplace
and overmantel. Drawing Room: Adam style chimneypiece, moulded cornice.
Lounge: plaster modillion cornice. Early C19 staircase.
First floor "Cromwell Room" bolection moulded panelling, original fireplace
and overmantel. Room opposite has C18 carved wood fireplace with oakleaf
pulvinated frieze. Other features of interest.


Listing NGR: SU9335396587

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