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Laundry Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Mentmore, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8697 / 51°52'11"N

Longitude: -0.6888 / 0°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 490369

OS Northings: 219830

OS Grid: SP903198

Mapcode National: GBR F3N.LPQ

Mapcode Global: VHFRH.08PH

Entry Name: Laundry Cottages

Listing Date: 15 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310276

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42100

Location: Mentmore, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Mentmore

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Cheddington with Mentmore

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


4/115 Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Laundry


- II

Three houses, formerly lodge, laundry and accommodation for laundry-
maids at Mentmore Towers. Circa 1870-80, possibly by George Devey. Red
brick with moulded plinth and moulded dentil cornice. Upper floors of
block to left are rendered with ornamental half-timbering, tile-
hanging and bargeboards to gables. Tiled roofs, brick chimneys,
those to lodge with moulded brick entablature tops. An irregular
picturesque ensemble with residential block to left forming one side of
central yard with L-plan laundry, and lodge projecting to right.
1½ storeys. Irregular wooden casements with thick glazing bars.
Lodge has pedimented gable to south with 3-light casement to
first floor and semi-octagonal window with ogee lead roof below.
Porch set back to right has hipped roof on turned wooden balusters.
Central gabled bay of right side has stone plaque with Rothschild
cyphers. Laundry has half-hipped roofs, hipped dormers with louvred
vents and segmental relieving arches over windows. Lean- to with C20
door and casement infront of far wing. Block to left has 2 gables, the
left with jettied first floor, upper oriel window on coved base, and
canted bay window to ground floor. Right gable has lower 6-light
window, 5-light window above and double louvre to attic. Single storey
bay to far left has 5-sided bay window to left corner with hipped roof
continued to right on turned wooden balusters to form verandah sheltering
half-glazed door.

Listing NGR: SP9036919830

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