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House Adjacent to West Boundary of Whipsnade Zoo to East of B4506, About 0.25 Kilometres to North of Dagnall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dagnall, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8417 / 51°50'30"N

Longitude: -0.554 / 0°33'14"W

OS Eastings: 499714

OS Northings: 216887

OS Grid: SP997168

Mapcode National: GBR F46.JRM

Mapcode Global: VHFRK.BZZ1

Entry Name: House Adjacent to West Boundary of Whipsnade Zoo to East of B4506, About 0.25 Kilometres to North of Dagnall

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350314

Location: Edlesborough, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP4

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Edlesborough

Built-Up Area: Dagnall

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton Bray with Edlesborough

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

SP 91 NE EDLESBOROUGH B 4506 (east side)

5/80 House adjacent to west
Boundary of Whipsnade
Zoo to east of B4506,
about 0.25 km to north
of Dagnall


Substantial detached house. 1933-6. Designed by Lubetkin and Tecton for Berthold
Lubetkin's own use. Reinforced concrete. Flat roof. 1 storey. International
Modern Idiom. Irregular 'T' shaped plan with 4-bay living room in south wing,
facing west, bedrooms and bathroom in east wing and kitchen in shorter north wing.
Entrance hall and dining hall to centre. Open terrace to west of dining room and
kitchen, enclosed by 4 bay open concrete framework of 4 horizontal lights per bay
the inner 2 bays of this projects outwards ;this runs into a further open
terrace to north and east of kitchen; this has a solid wall of full height which
forms semi-circular curve to east of kitchen, enclosing a semi-circular pond and
circular flower bed; this wall is broken by a large aperture with projecting solid
fronted concrete balcony to north of kitchen. (Here, horizontal beams form pergola
over terrace). 4-bay living room elevation (to west side) with 4 horizontal lights
per bay, separated by concrete mullions and transoms; the central 2 lights to each
bay are glazed while the upper and lower lights are now glazed with plywood (formerly
with insulated glass) Steel framed windows. South elevation has blind wall of
projecting living room to left and 6 bay wing to right, the outer bays to either
side recessed to form loggias, while the inner bays are glazed in the same manner
as the living room. The north and east walls are largely blind. To centre of
house the curved screen which separates dining room from hallprojects above the
roofline. All elevations are raised slightly above the ground, cantilevered out
over the foundations. Interior not inspected.
An important house by a major architect, built for his own use. Lubetkin and
Tecton, P Coe and M Reading, pp 117-19;
Architectural Review, vol. 81, 1937, pp 60-64

Listing NGR: SP9971416887

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