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Fingest House with Wall, Gates and Gate Piers Attached at South West

A Grade II Listed Building in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46715

Location: Hambleden, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, RG9

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Hambleden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hambleden with Frieth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


3/65 Fingest House with wall,
gates and gate piers attached
at south-west
(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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