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Manor House and Attached Garden Walls (North West Wall Incorporated into the Forge and the Coach House)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7248 / 51°43'29"N

Longitude: -0.8343 / 0°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 480616

OS Northings: 203536

OS Grid: SP806035

Mapcode National: GBR C2J.ZWB

Mapcode Global: VHDVJ.HXB5

Entry Name: Manor House and Attached Garden Walls (North West Wall Incorporated into the Forge and the Coach House)

Listing Date: 21 June 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311048

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46428

Location: Princes Risborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP27

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Princes Risborough

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Princes Risborough with Ilmer

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 8003 PRINCES RISBOROUGH CHURCH LANE

9/157 Manor House and attached garden
walls (N.W. wall incorporated
into The Forge and The Coach
House.)
21.6.55
-
GV II*

House. Mid-late C17 range to front with slightly later rear wings
and some earlier internal features. Refurbished by the Rothschilds
late C19. Front is of pale red brick in English bond, rear wings are
of red and vitreous brick, partly in English bond and partly in
Flemish bond. Old tile roofs, hipped and sprocketted over front
range, hipped and gabled to rear. Panelled brick chimneys with off-set
heads and narrow stone strings. 2 storeys and attic. Front has moulded
plinth, first floor band course, wooden eaves cornice with wudillions,
and 2 tiers of brick pilasters with simply moulded bases, neckings and
capitals. 5 bays of 3-pane sashes with thick glazing bars and boxed frames,
set in raised surrounds of red rubbed brick with gauged heads.
Altered brickwork between lower and upper windows. 3 C19-C20 hipped
dormers with 3-pane'sashes. Central panelled door, the lower panel
in form of St. Andrew's cross, the fanlight rectangular with ornamental
wooden glazing bars. Mid C18 wooden doorcase with panelled reveals,
moulded architrave, fluted Doric pilasters, narrow pulvinated frieze, and
dentilled pediment. Attached to front corners of house are garden walls
of C17 early C18 brick, also in English bond with moulded plinth and
pitched coping, ramped down to front, with brick gate piers rebuilt
1982. N.W. side has 4½ bays with building break between right bays.
Similar articulation and dressings but with moulded cornices above first
floor windows and brick aprons below. Irregular sashes and windows, the
left bay having a leaded cross window in moulded wooden frame, the
half bay to left with similar single light. 3 hipped dormers, those
to left with paired leaded casements, friezes and cornices. Early C18
brick walls, irregularly bonded, surround garden on this side of house,
the N.W. wall incorporated into former barn now 2 houses. N.E. and
S.E. fronts of Manor House are irregular with less elaborate dressings.
Interior modified C19 retaining some C17 and C18 features, possibly
re-set. Very fine mid C17 staircase with pierced wooden balustrade
of linked S motifs, moulded handrail, pulvinated string and newel posts
with knob finials. Wooden arch between staircase and hall with moulded
pendant and early C17 carved frieze. Mid C18 moulded panelling in
hall, also a stone fireplace with impost blocks and moulded cornice.
Similar fireplace in first floor room to right. Ground floor left
room also has panelling, probably C19, the large upper panels arched
with keyblocks; fireplace in this room is of mid C17 style with C17
moulded stone architrave,and wooden surround incorporating C17 oval
bolection panel. Late C16-C17 moulded panels and moulded stone fireplace
with 4-centred arch in first floor central room. C18 2 and 3-panel
doors.
House formerly known as Brooke House. Illustration in Lipscombe,
"History of Buckinghamshire", Vol. II p. 434 shows centre bay with
shaped gable.
RCHM I p.270. Mon. 4. --


Listing NGR: SP8061603536

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