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Wycombe Abbey (Parts of Wycombe Abbey School)

A Grade II* Listed Building in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6258 / 51°37'32"N

Longitude: -0.7506 / 0°45'2"W

OS Eastings: 486581

OS Northings: 192627

OS Grid: SU865926

Mapcode National: GBR D5B.316

Mapcode Global: VHDW4.YD1H

Entry Name: Wycombe Abbey (Parts of Wycombe Abbey School)

Listing Date: 9 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46111

Location: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Town: Wycombe

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: High Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: High Wycombe All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Wycombe Abbey
(Parts of Wycombe
Abbey School)
SU 8692 NE 1/61 9.l.54.
Originally known as Loakes Manor, probably early C17, enlarged circa 1755-59
by Henry Keene for Lord Shelburne. Bought 1798 by Robert Smith, first
Lord Carrington (1752-1838), politician. Renamed Wycombe Abbey, remodelled
in Gothic style by James Wyatt circa 1804 and enlarged. The hall, now
called Big School, added 1891; shortly afterwards the house and grounds
were sold and became a girls' public school.
Ashlar with flint garretting, battlements. The north entrance front has
central doorway in arched stone porch, narrow pointed arched flanking windows
lighting 2 storey hall with balcony, hammer beam roof, pointed arched east
side corridor. Remainder of extension similar with main symmetrical garden
front on east. Extensive modern additions, mainly unlisted, on west.
Hall on south west incoporates mid C18 pew from All Saints Church made
for John Lord Shelburne.
Important park landscaped with impressive banks of trees. See K A Wal
From one Generation to Another.

Listing NGR: SU8658192627

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