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Latitude: 51.613 / 51°36'46"N
Longitude: -0.8809 / 0°52'51"W
OS Eastings: 477586
OS Northings: 191058
OS Grid: SU775910
Mapcode National: GBR C3V.S44
Mapcode Global: VHDW2.PQ5B
Entry Name: Fingest House with Wall, Gates and Gate Piers Attached at South West
Listing Date: 25 April 1985
Last Amended: 22 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159806
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46715
Location: Hambleden, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, RG9
Civil Parish: Hambleden
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Hambleden with Frieth
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 79 SE HAMBLEDEN FINGEST
3/65 Fingest House with wall,
gates and gate piers attached
(formerly listed as gate piers
25.4.85 attached at south east)
House, with wall, gates and gate piers at entrance to forecourt.
House is late C18, remodelled and extended mid C19 by J.S. Gwilt, a London
architect and grandson of George Gwilt. Whitewashed render, hipped
old tile roofs. Original block has mid C19 parallel extensions to
E. side, mid C19 entrance lobby along W. side, and service wing attached
to N.W. corner. 2 storeys. E. front has 3 C19 bays, with irregular
sashes to ground floor, C20 paired wooden casements with louvred shutters
to first floor, and off-centre double glazed doors with rendered pilasters,
keyblock and flat hood on brackets. S. front, to road, has tripartite
windows in rectangular bay to left. Original block has barred sashes with
rendered keystones to first floor of W. side, and moulded eaves cornice.
Entrance lobby below has gabled porch with arms of J.S. Gwilt. Service
wing is of l½ storeys with 4 gabled semi-dormers, casements and bellcote
with ornamental bargeboards. Interior has good late C18 staircase with
stick balusters and shaped scroll tread ends, and one basket headed
opening to each floor with panelled pilasters and moulded voussoirs.
Room to south of stair has delicate plaster ceiling, probably late C18,
and contemporary woodwork. 6-panelled doors. ornamental plaster ceiling
cornices. Wall is late C18, of knapped flint with brick quoins and
band course below parapet. 2 blind roundels with alternate brick and
unknapped flint keystone surrounds. Gate piers have similar
bands of brick and unknapped flint, and stone caps. Wooden gates with
inverted semi-circular arch and wickets. Wall originally symmetrical
to front wall of Fingest Cottage.
Listing NGR: SU7758791060
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