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Latitude: 51.656 / 51°39'21"N
Longitude: -0.9172 / 0°55'1"W
OS Eastings: 475000
OS Northings: 195800
OS Grid: SU750958
Mapcode National: GBR C3D.2Y7
Mapcode Global: VHDVW.1MZW
Entry Name: Wormsley House
Listing Date: 21 June 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310444
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46641
Location: Stokenchurch, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14
Civil Parish: Stokenchurch
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Lewknor
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 79 SW
5/162 Wormsley House
Large house. Circa 1800 remodelling of mid C18 building. Colourwashed
render, slate roofs, brick chimneys. U-plan. 3 storeys, 6 bays.
Plinth, moulded cornice at second floor level, stone coped parapet.
Outer bays are very slightly advanced with shallow arched recesses
to ground floor. 3-pane sash windows, those to attic storey half-size.
Double flush-panelled doors to right of centre with ornamental
rectangular fanlight, flanking tall narrow lights and glazed Doric porch.
Canted bay with similar sashes at each end of range. Right side is
symmetrical with canted bays flanking 4 2-storey bays. Left side has
whitewashed brick and flint wing with old tile roof. Rear also
whitewashed brick and flint with irregular fenestration. Interior:
front range and right wing have good marble fireplaces of c.1800 with
inlaid coloured marble ornament, moulded cornices and carved frieze
panels. Contemporary plaster ceiling cornices with pierced
ornament, the front right room with ornamental plaster ceiling, the
right wing with central plaster vaulted passage. Hall has screen of
Ionic columns to left, and fireplace flanked by segmental arched
openings. Right arch leads to re-sited mid C18 staircase with elegant
turned balusters, carved scroll tread ends, and wreathed moulded
handrail. Left wing has ground floor room with mid C18 ceiling cornice
and moulded architrave surround to fireplace. Another mid C18 fireplace
to first floor of right wing.
Listing NGR: SU7500095800
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