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Latitude: 51.5976 / 51°35'51"N
Longitude: -0.8556 / 0°51'20"W
OS Eastings: 479361
OS Northings: 189375
OS Grid: SU793893
Mapcode National: GBR C42.SL3
Mapcode Global: VHDW9.430L
Entry Name: St Katharine's Convent
Listing Date: 22 January 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160213
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46764
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 78 NE HAMBLEDEN PARMOOR [FRIETH)
St. Katharine's Convent
Mansion, now convent. Part c.1770-80, much enlarged 1893-1903 by
Charles Alfred Cripps. Originally home of the Doyle family. Late C18 part,
to south, is of red brick with tuck pointing. Roof concealed by parapet
with stone coping and late C19 wrought iron railings. 2 storeys, 4 bays.
Outer bays have bowed projections each with 3 3-pane sashes to first floor.
Ground floor right has similar sashes flanking C19 French doors; ground floor
left has 4-pane sashes flanking blocked opening. Centre part has 2 3-pane
sashes to first floor, and late C19 projection below with parapet and 3 glazed
arches. All original openings have gauged heads. Extensions are of red
brick with stone coped parapet and railings. Some red sandstone dressings.
Wing set back to left is dated 1903 on rainwater heads, and has 4 bays
of sashes and French doors, and banquetting hall at left end. This has
3-bay arcaded verandah of red sandstone to left side. Entrance front to
east has central gabled feature with cornice and scrolled pediment, and
porch projection in form of porte-cochere, Projecting block to right with
hipped roof, moulded modillion eaves and gabled dormers. Another entry in
angle. Interior: 2 late C18 ground floor rooms have delicate plaster
ceilings and modillion cornices, contemporary fireplaces and dado panelling.
Centre room has contemporary doorcases; right room has segmental arched
doorcase and shelves flanking fireplace. Circa 1900 parts have Jacobethan
interiors, the banquetting hall, now chapel, with ribbed pendant ceiling, the
staircase with pierced panels.
Listing NGR: SU7936189375
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