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Latitude: 51.6664 / 51°39'59"N
Longitude: -0.8031 / 0°48'11"W
OS Eastings: 482877
OS Northings: 197081
OS Grid: SU828970
Mapcode National: GBR D4P.FSM
Mapcode Global: VHDVY.1C9W
Entry Name: Bradenham Manor
Listing Date: 21 June 1955
Last Amended: 4 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1332048
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46551
Location: Bradenham, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14
Civil Parish: Bradenham
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Bradenham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
BRADENHAM BRADENHAM VILLAGE
SU 89 NW
3/71 Bradenham Manor (formerly listed
as Manor House)
Training college. Circa 1670, probably for Sir Edmund Pye and wife
Catherine Lucas whose arms appear on staircase ceiling. S. wing
incorporates remains of C16 house of Windsor family. Altered mid C19
and early C20. Brick, once colourwashed, with hipped old tile main roofs,
slate pitches over narrow rear range, and panelled brick chimneys. 2
storeys, basement, and attic. W. front has 9 bays of red brick with red
mortar. Plinth of older brick in English bond, moulded first floor band
course, moulded eaves with narrow dentils, narrow recessed panels between
windows. Windows have moulded brick architrave surrounds, those to
ground floor with raised friezes and moulded brick cornices that
interrupt band course. C19 3-pane sashes with narrow glazing bars.
2 basement windows to right, 4 flat-roofed dormers with small sashes.
Central C20 doors with radiating fanlight, doorcase of fluted pilasters
and open segmental pediment, and rusticated surround of whitewashed
render with segmental head. Approached by flight of 8 moulded stone
steps flanked by pair of stone pedestals with carved reclining dogs. Single
storey extensions of 1903 to left. 3 additional bays to right are of
mid-late C18 vitreous header brick with red dressings and deep first floor
band course. These bays have blind sashes, later sash to first floor
left, mid C19 arched window with stained glass to ground floor left, and
2 dormers. S. front has 8 bays similar to main W. front, but is of
irregular brickwork without recessed panels between windows. 4th window
formerly a door, 5th bay has false windows. 3 dormers. Rear is irregular,
of red and vitreous brick, partly chequered, with first floor band and
dentil eaves. Sash windows with gauged brick heads. Central staircase
Projection has pair of blind oval windows and altered 3-light window below.
Projection in angle with S. wing has old panelled door and Gothick glazing
in window above. 1903 extensions project to right. Interior: main staircase
is c.1670 with turned balusters, wide moulded handrail, closed string and
panelled newels with ball finials. Painted ceiling above has matching illusionistic
balustrade with corner urns, and sky with clouds and putti carrying coat of
arms. Later entry from staircase to hall has 2 painted illusionistic
niches with statues. Another staircase in S. wing with more slender
balustrade, altered. Remainder altered mid C19 and early C20. Home of
Isaac Disraeli 1830-48.
(International Computers and Tabulators Ltd., Bradenham Manor Past and
Listing NGR: SU8287797081
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