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A Grade I Listed Building in Burnham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.5655 / 51°33'55"N

Longitude: -0.6644 / 0°39'52"W

OS Eastings: 492668

OS Northings: 186027

OS Grid: SU926860

Mapcode National: GBR F7C.SYT

Mapcode Global: VHFSV.FXL7

Entry Name: Dropmore

Listing Date: 23 September 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44284

Location: Burnham, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL1

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

Civil Parish: Burnham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Dropmore

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


3/682 Dropmore


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1792-5 by Samuel Wyatt for Lord Grenville with alterations 1806-9 by C H Tatham.
Gardens, Pinetum and Plantations designed and planted by Lord Grenville (died
1834) and Lady Grenville (died 1864). The Burnham/Taplow parish boundary passes
through the house. Cement rendered and colourwashed; slate roof. ENTRANCE
FACADE. 5 bays; 2 storeys except bays 2 and 4 which are of 3 and advanced
somewhat. Central hexastyle single-storeyed portico with Tuscan columns.
Ground floor with Tuscan pilasters supporting a triglyph entablature. Sash
windows except in bays 2 and 4 which have tripartite windows with blank segmen-
tal arches over. 1st floor windows sashes except those of bays 2 and 4 which
are tripartite and within moulded surrounds. The 3rd floor windows in bays 2
and 4 square sashes within moulded surrounds. Moulded cornice and blocking
course. GARDEN FACADE. Wholly of 2 storeys and with 3 bows with shallow domed
roofs. All along the ground floor, wooden trellis work with a conservatory be-
tween the bow windows on the right. This trellis work continues beyond the
house on the left (SEE item 1/683). INTERIOR. Entrance hall with screen of
columns. Good plaster ceilings and fireplaces in several rooms. CL, 11 & 18
October 1956. To the right of the house, first, (SEE item 1/683) and of early
C19 red brick. Against it on the S a lean-to with slate roof supported on
decorative iron trellis work. Then, to the right of the house again, the stable
yard. Early C19, considerably altered. Red brick; slate roof. Arched entrance
with small wooden louvred cupola on skyline and clock facing into the yard.
2 storeyed ranges, that on the N with original horse stalls.

Listing NGR: SU9266886027

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