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The Wilderness

A Grade II Listed Building in Upper Winchendon, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8245 / 51°49'28"N

Longitude: -0.9168 / 0°55'0"W

OS Eastings: 474749

OS Northings: 214536

OS Grid: SP747145

Mapcode National: GBR C18.H24

Mapcode Global: VHDV3.2D5Q

Entry Name: The Wilderness

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409520

Location: Upper Winchendon, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Upper Winchendon

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Waddesdon with Over Winchendon and Fleet Marston

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

north side

2/367 The Wilderness (formerly listed as
The Manor House (The wilderness

- II

House, formerly the kitchen and offices of a much larger house built c1700
by the First Marquess of Wharton and largely demolished by 2nd Duke of
Marlborough in Mid C18. C17 parts, mainly c1700 altered. Brick on rubblestone
plinthes. Old tile roof. South wing rubblestone. 2 storeys plus dormers
and 6 bays. Northeast front has French doors to right bay. Left bay
gabled with blocked carriage arch with rubbed brick basket arch having keystone
and impost stones. Band course steps over arch and gable band steps over
sash above. 4 ground floor sashes, 6 first floor sashes. 2 hipped 2-light
dormers. 5 stacks with offset heads. South wing has 2-light ground floor
casement and further bay, also in rubblestone, with casement and dormer facing
south west. North gable modern brick with 2 sashes. South west front has
mainly modern sashes and 4 window wide central projecting modern block with
hipped roof and reused 6 panel door with panelled reveals and cut bracket
cornice hood on north west side. Main house has two 2-light hipped dormers.
C17 stack in angle between house and south bays has stone lower part and
brick upper.
RCHM I. 300. MON.2.

Listing NGR: SP7474914536

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