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Kit's Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Fawley, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5734 / 51°34'24"N

Longitude: -0.9093 / 0°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 475686

OS Northings: 186626

OS Grid: SU756866

Mapcode National: GBR C4C.BY4

Mapcode Global: VHDW8.6Q55

Entry Name: Kit's Close

Listing Date: 22 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46657

Location: Fawley, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, RG9

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Fawley

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Fawley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 78 NE FAWLEY BENHAM'S LANE

6/7 Kit's Close

II


House. 1936-1937, by Christopher Nicholson, for Dr. Warren Crowe.
Later slight alterations and swimming pool extension at S.W. end.
Brick, laid in header bond with the headers set vertically, mostly
rendered. Render on N.W. front whitewashed, render to S.E. now
painted pink. Flat roofs. Whitewashed chimneys with revolving
funnels. L-plan. Built in International Modern style. 2 storeys,
with single storey service wing. Entrance front to N.W. has 4 bays
of 2 and 3-light metal casements, one louvred, to left, and central
staircase projection with glazed left side, blind wall curving
back to right, and entrance in right side. Remainder of entrance
front to right has curved ground floor wall behind flat porch canopy,
barred wooden bay window with square panes, and 8-light metal
casement to first floor. To far right is blind rendered wall and brick
garden wall incorporating small glass-house. Glazing bars of glass-
house have been removed. To left of entrance front is projecting
service wing with 6 port-hole windows and garage. S.W. end has
first floor projection on steel poles, one replaced by rendered pier,
and later C20 verandah and swimming pool extension. Garden front
has blank brick projection to left, and continuous casements to main
centre block. Ground floor originally had large sliding wooden
casements but now has fixed glazing in wooden frames of original
size. Central French doors, later C20 opening plastic casement in right
side. First floor has balcony with later C20 iron railings, metal
casements and French doors, and right bay slightly recessed with flat
projecting canopy over sleeping balcony. Set back to right is brick
block with 10 small port-holes lighting servants' passage on first
floor, and later C20 metal casements to right. Terrace, part with altered
paving. Curved garden wall to far right. Exterior originally completely
rendered and whitewashed. Interior: large ground floor room with
central folding partition, plan inspired by shape of grand piano, and
altered fireplace; cork-tiled winder staircase; fitted wooden shelves
and cupboards with aluminium handles throughout.
(Architectural Review Vol. LXXXIII, 1938 p. 305-309).


Listing NGR: SU7568686626

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