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Description: Aldenham Park
Date Listed: 29 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 254751
OS Grid Reference: SO6707695366
OS Grid Coordinates: 367076, 295366
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5551, -2.4870
SO 69 NE 14/30 29.11.51.
Classical late C17 mansion with earlier core, at the end of long avenue.
Ashlar; 2 storeys; 4 + 3 + 4 facade; large plate windows; centre, altered
in C19, has round headed windows and raised parapet, possibly a portico
having been removed; slate roof; attractive pedimented porch surmoumted
by rampant lions. Incorporates an earlier Queen Anne house; side elevation
of rough stonework; 2 hipped gables with heavy modillioned eaves; mullioned
and transomed lattice casements. Originally the seat of the Acton family
of whom the 1st Lord Acton (1854-1902) the historian and naturalist, who
also lived here, was one of the most distinguished.
Listing NGR: SO6707695366
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Source: English Heritage
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