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Lovett House and Wall Attached to Rear

A Grade II* Listed Building in Soulbury, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9355 / 51°56'7"N

Longitude: -0.7173 / 0°43'2"W

OS Eastings: 488284

OS Northings: 227108

OS Grid: SP882271

Mapcode National: GBR D1H.RGG

Mapcode Global: VHDTM.JM53

Entry Name: Lovett House and Wall Attached to Rear

Listing Date: 26 September 1951

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350781

Location: Soulbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Soulbury

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Soulbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 82 NE SOULBURY CHAPEL HILL

3/43 No. 1 (Lovett House) and
wall attached to rear
(formerly listed as The
Old School House)

26.9.51

GV II*

House Very worn stone plaque to centre front is inscribed: "Lovett's
Charity School and Schoolhouse 17?" (1724 according to Pevsner and
VCH) Possibly designed by Thomas Harris of Cublington. Red and
vitreous brick with red brick quoins, window surrounds, first
floor band course and moulded eaves Moulded plinth. Tiled roof
with brick coped gables, and brick chimneys to gables and between
bays 6 and 7. 2 storeys and attic, 9 bays Main floors have leaded
cross casements with moulded brick sills, ground floor, windows with
gauged brick heads, first floor windows with moulded brick lintels.
Attic has 4 hipped dormers with paired leaded casements. Blocked basement
window to left of centre. Entries in bays 3 and 7 have 6-panelled
doors with rectangular fanlights, and moulded segmental hoods
on carved scroll brackets. Right hood slightly altered. Stone
plaque below central first floor window. Similar stone plaque in
chamfered brick surround in left gable end. Rear is more irregular
and has similar windows with gauged segmental heads, some blocked.
Bay to right of centre has gable above eaves cornice, and staircase
window. Interior has good early C18 staircase with twisted balusters,
moulded handrail and square newel posts with pendent finials. Small
stone fireplaces, stop-chamfered spine beams. Room to ground floor
right may have been original school room Short length of wall
attached to N.W. corner is of red brick with blue diapers and semi-
circular coping.

VCH III p.415.


Listing NGR: SP8828427108

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