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Latitude: 51.5481 / 51°32'53"N
Longitude: -0.5924 / 0°35'32"W
OS Eastings: 497698
OS Northings: 184187
OS Grid: SU976841
Mapcode National: GBR F7N.T72
Mapcode Global: VHFT2.PC51
Entry Name: Stoke Court
Listing Date: 26 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1124354
English Heritage Legacy ID: 44218
Location: Stoke Poges, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL2
District: South Bucks
Civil Parish: Stoke Poges
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Stoke Poges
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/02/2013
SU 98 SE
STOKE COURT DRIVE
1845 and 1873 Elizabethan style mansion. Stucco over brick with stone details
and plain tile roofs. Modern Tudor style clustered brick stacks. Two storey
and attic. Stucco is lined as ashlar. Main front with central projecting
3 storey porch with 3-light mullion and transom attic window, armorial plaque
at 1st floor and ground floor doorcase with arched doorway with attached
columns and cornice over. Two gabled half dormers each side. Mullion and
transom windows to main floors, 3-light and 2-light to left of porch, 2-light,
single light and 3-light to right of porch. Main garden front is also stuccoed
with two large flat topped 3 sided bays projecting, one of two storeys the
other of three within same height. Three window centre between bays with
1st floor windows rising into dormer gables. One window range beyond each
bay, also with dormer gable. Mullion and transom windows with small panes,
all renewed. To right of entrance front is a C19 ashlar extension with
tall 3-sided bay window, gable adjoining over 2 window range and 2 window
range beyond. Mullion and transom windows. A modern addition extends beyond.
The house was gutted by fire in 1979 and was rebuilt within the shell.
Built on the site of West End Cottage where Thomas Gray's mother and aunt
lived and where between 1742 and 1750 Gray wrote parts of the 'ELEGY WRITTEN IN
A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD' and the 'ODE ON A DISTANT PROSPECT OF ETON COLLEGE'.
Listing NGR: SU9769884187
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