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Kempson House

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8813 / 51°52'52"N

Longitude: -0.8362 / 0°50'10"W

OS Eastings: 480206

OS Northings: 220946

OS Grid: SP802209

Mapcode National: GBR C0S.5D3

Mapcode Global: VHDTR.GZ95

Entry Name: Kempson House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 29 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42364

Location: Whitchurch, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch with Creslow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 8020 WHITCHURCH HIGH STREET
(east side)

9/216 Kempson House (formerly
listed as Kempsons Farmhouse)

25.10.51

- II


House. Late C17, with early C20 extension of 3 bays to east, and later
C20 extensions to rear. Coursed rubble stone with chamfered plinth,
C17 bays with slightly projecting ground floor or band course. Old tile
roof with brick chimneys to original gables and between left bays.
Extension has fine external stone stack to right gable with irregularly
chequered brick and stone top and 3 square brick shafts, the outer ones
set diagonally. 2 storeys and attic, 7 irregular bays with wide bays
to left and narrow ones to right. Leaded cross casements, renewed C20,
with flush stone voussoir heads. 3 attic dormers with leaded
casements, 2-light in centre bays, 3-light to right. Left bay has
C20 half-glazed door. Third bay has wide projection, the front having
a parapet of red and vitreous brick with modillion cornice and
brick pediment above. Projection has similar cross casements, that
to right side old with a brick head and stone keyblock. Front has segmental
moulded brick arch over upper window and similar semi-circular arch
over C20 door below. Left gable of main block has early C20 colourwashed
render above first floor, the gable half-timbered and overhanging.
Extensions to rear are of similar style, built of stone with half-timbered
gables. Interior has good C17 staircase in projection,with turned
balusters, moulded handrail, closed string and square new&posts with
fine moulded and panelled finials. Stop-chamfered spine beams, one room
also with moulded wooden cornice. 2 bolection-moulded marble fireplaces
similar re-sited fireplace of stone with moulded cornice.


Listing NGR: SP8020520948

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