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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310649
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46111
Location: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11
District Council Ward: Abbey
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: High Wycombe All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
(Parts of Wycombe
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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