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Ascott House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wing, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8956 / 51°53'43"N

Longitude: -0.7059 / 0°42'21"W

OS Eastings: 489145

OS Northings: 222680

OS Grid: SP891226

Mapcode National: GBR D23.2CM

Mapcode Global: VHDTT.QM57

Entry Name: Ascott House

Listing Date: 26 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350833

Location: Wing, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wing

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wing with Grove

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


6/87 Ascott House



Country house. Centre part incorporates remains of timber-framed
house once dated 1606, much extended from 1874 by George Devey,
and later by his associates James Williams, West, Slade and
Trentham, as a picturesque hunting base for Leopold de Rothschild.
Further extensions to W. end, and interior much altered 1937-8.
Ground floor is of red brick with irregular large blue diaper
patterns, and some rubble stone to centre of rear elevation.
Upper floors are of whitewashed render with half-timbering, and
moulded bressumers and bargeboards. Tiled roofs. Brick chimneys:
C17 part has stack partly of thin brick with 3 square shafts set
diagonally; similar shafts with off-set heads to 1930's wing;
other chimneys rectangular with 'V' pilasters. Part 2 storeys, part
2 storeys and attic. Long irregular front to N.W. with projecting
wing to right. Leaded casements with moulded wooden mullions.
Centre has flanking gabled bays with first floor jettied on brackets.
Extensions to left have gabled dormers flanking gabled bay to right,
central square tower with tile-hung upper section and pyramidal
roof, and irregular canted bay and oriel windows. C20 double doors
to centre of range. Matching wing to right has irregular gables and
single storey projections in angle. N.E. end has small entrance
courtyard. S.E. front is irregularly gabled.

Listing NGR: SP8914522680

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