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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7024 / 51°42'8"N

Longitude: -0.7042 / 0°42'15"W

OS Eastings: 489641

OS Northings: 201205

OS Grid: SP896012

Mapcode National: GBR D4F.8R5

Mapcode Global: VHDVS.RG2R

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 30 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44843

Location: Great Missenden, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP16

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Great Missenden

Built-Up Area: Prestwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


4/16 (north side)

No 35 (The Old House)

In part 2 of the entry, line 4 should be amended to read:- 'three 2-storey
canted bay windows, with old leaded windows to eacH storey, the first floor
windows having'


4/16 (north side)

No 35 (The Old House)


C16 or C17 timber-framed altered and cased in brick rendered and painted, much
imitation timber-framing. Old tile roof, large brick stack in centre. Two
storeys. Three gables to front elevation with fretted bargeboards and finials, over
three 2 storey canted bay windows to each storey, the first floor windows having
shallow arched heads to the 3-light centre section. Door to right of centre. Rear
elevation has three gables and early C19 single storey extension with parapet and
one 4-light casement with "gothic" heads. Rainwater head dated 1825.
Interior: Entrance Hall lined with early C17 oak panelling. Staircase has turned
balusters and newels with turned finials, early C18 but probably not original as the
continuation to the attic appears to be. Left hand ground floor room has two oak
posts with roughly moulded capitals and shafts. Rear right hand room has
over-mantel made up of early carving of different periods. Rear left hand room has
good C18 dentil cornice, wooden fireplace surround, overmantel with Italian cherub
figures (probably C19 copies) arched cupboard recesses each side with architraves,
keyblocks and shaped shelves.
First floor front left-hand room has original fireplace with chamfered stone jambs
and oak lintel shaped into 4-centred arch. Rear left-hand room lined with re-used
C17 oak panelling. Attic has exposed timbers including curved windbraces.
(RCHM Ip 173 MON.7)

Listing NGR: SP8964101205

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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