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Aylesbury Literary Club at Pegatty's Restaurant and Tea Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8165 / 51°48'59"N

Longitude: -0.8139 / 0°48'50"W

OS Eastings: 481853

OS Northings: 213761

OS Grid: SP818137

Mapcode National: GBR D2X.50D

Mapcode Global: VHDV4.VL2T

Entry Name: Aylesbury Literary Club at Pegatty's Restaurant and Tea Rooms

Listing Date: 3 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319243

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41976

Location: Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP20

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Aylesbury

Built-Up Area: Aylesbury

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Aylesbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

(north-east side)
1/310 No 11 (Aylesbury Literary
Club at Pegatty's
Restaurant and Tea Rooms)


Library and Reading Room, now restaurant and literary club. 1879-80 for
Lionel Nathan de Rothschild by George Devey; extended 1903; later C20
alterations. Brick, pebble dashed and painted; plain tile roof; brick stacks. 2
storeys, part with attic; 4 bays, the 2 on left added 1903. Plinth; modillion
eaves cornice. Moulded wooden mullion and transom windows with segment-headed
central lights, apron panels, and cornices on ground floor; windows of 2 left bays
have leaded glazing, those of right bay have late C20 replacement glazing.
Right-hand bay has foundation stone dated 1879, 2-storey oriel window; rusticated
pilasters to 1st floor; and recessed gable with blocked attic window, decorative
barge boards and pendant finial. Bay to left, slightly set back and of same date
has entrance: step up to late C20 double door with fanlight in bolection-moulded
architrave surmounted by broken pediment and old iron lantern; above door is
architraved and corniced recess with initials "NR" enclosed by wreath bearing the
motto, "Concordia, Industria, Integrita". The 2 left-hand bays have foundation
stone dated 1903; a one-light window to each floor of the narrow right-hand bay
and to the left-hand bay a 5-light window on each floor (with coloured glass on
ground floor) and gable. Raised brick verges. Corniced brick end stacks. Ridge
louvre with battered, tile-hung, sides; wooden lantern, and swept pyramidal roof
with wooden finial. Interior: panelled doors; ground-floor rooms panelled and
with decorative wooden fireplaces, that in left-hand room having pilasters with
garlands and Ionic capitals, dentilled cornice, and clock above in bracketed
wooden surround. Coffered ceiling to stair hall, the stair plain but having
panelled newels.

Originally the Reading Room was on the ground floor with Library above.

R Gibbs, A History of Aylesbury (1885)
Buckinghamshire County Record Office, D.15/4/2, Robert Gibbs Scrapbrook, p.104

Listing NGR: SP8185313761

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