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Latitude: 51.8294 / 51°49'46"N
Longitude: -0.6481 / 0°38'53"W
OS Eastings: 493255
OS Northings: 215400
OS Grid: SP932154
Mapcode National: GBR F48.BXW
Mapcode Global: VHFRP.Q86W
Entry Name: Office Building at Pitstone Cement Works
Listing Date: 7 September 1993
Last Amended: 7 October 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1233453
English Heritage Legacy ID: 408950
Location: Pitstone, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7
District: Aylesbury Vale
Civil Parish: Pitstone
Built-Up Area: Pitstone
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Ivinghoe with Pitstone
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/01/2013
SP 91 NW
Office Building at Pitstone Cement Works
(Formerly listed under MARSWORTHY ROAD)
Office. 1937. Peter Lind,contractor, for F.L.Smidth.
Reinforced concrete frame with coarse pebble-aggregate, now
painted white; flat asphalt concrete roof.
PLAN: Rectangular plan with central entrance hall containing
staircase, and with axial corridors on each floor to offices.
International Modern style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement. 6-bay concrete frame, the
projecting piers supporting floors and flat roof, the first
floor and roof cantilevered out as deeply projecting canopies
around the whole building, interrupted only at the back [west]
where there is a large full-height wall of glass bricks in the
wider central bay lighting the hall. The ground floor over the
low basement windows also projects, but not so much. The bays
between the piers are taken up by large metal-frame windows;
the entrance, set back in the centre bay on the east front, is
approached by a later flight of stairs; the stairs on the
south end are also later.
INTERIOR: Large 2-storey central hall has a fine concrete
staircase, its sinuosly curved solid balustrades tubular
handrails coiled around cylindrical newels as spirals; the
staircase rises from the basement to the landing balcony
overlooking the hall. The glass brick wall lighting the hall
has what are reputedly the original cacti growing in front of
it . The internal partitions are glazed metal frames.
SOURCE: Buildings of England, Pevsner and Williamson.
Listing NGR: SP9325515400
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