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Numbers 40 to 54 and Flanking Outbuildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Quainton, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8751 / 51°52'30"N

Longitude: -0.9128 / 0°54'46"W

OS Eastings: 474943

OS Northings: 220170

OS Grid: SP749201

Mapcode National: GBR C0P.J15

Mapcode Global: VHDTX.449D

Entry Name: Numbers 40 to 54 and Flanking Outbuildings

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 29 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42199

Location: Quainton, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP22

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Quainton

Built-Up Area: Quainton

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Quainton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)

8/52 Nos. 40-54 and flanking
outbuildings (formerly listed
as Almshouses)


Row of 8 almshouses with small outbuilding at each end. Dated 1687 on
plaques, erected and endowed at the expense of Richard Winwood whose
father, Sir Ralph, was principal Secretary of State to James I. Thin
chequer brick with vitreous headers, moulded brick plinth, gauged first
floor band course, brick pilasters at each end. Old tile roof, brick copings
to main gables. 4 intermediate brick chimney stacks, each with 4 attached
diagonal shafts. Symmetrical range of one storey and attic and 8 bays.
Paired casements with diamond leading,those to ground floor with gauged
brick heads, those to upper floor set above the eaves in gables with moulded
wooden bargeboards. These gables, except at centre, alternate with smaller
gables over single leaded casements. 2-panel doors below in wooden frames
with gauged brick heads. Porch projections between bays 3 and 4 and bays
5 and 6 have shaped gables, blind painted windows to attics, and band
courses raised to front over semi-circular brick arches with moulded edges
and gauged key and impost blocks. Each porch has shaped plaque with raised
inscription tablet in scrolled surround and a coat-of-arms with flanking
cornucopiae. Side walls of porches have similar arches with wooden
shutters, and leaded oval windows above. Gable walls of range have
segmental-headed openings, those to right gable blind, those to left
with barred wooden casements. Rear is similar to front but with 12
small even gables, one segmental. Small symmetrical outbuildings are
important parts of composition and have coved segmental gables to front.
Side walls have some timber framing but are partly rebuilt in brick.
RCHM II p.246 Mon.10.

Listing NGR: SP7494520168

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