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Latitude: 51.7666 / 51°45'59"N
Longitude: -0.9316 / 0°55'53"W
OS Eastings: 473823
OS Northings: 208085
OS Grid: SP738080
Mapcode National: GBR C20.C7Q
Mapcode Global: VHDV8.SVVL
Entry Name: Hopefield House
Listing Date: 11 October 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1332934
English Heritage Legacy ID: 43216
Location: Haddenham, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP17
District: Aylesbury Vale
Civil Parish: Haddenham
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Haddenham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP 7308 HADDENHAM STATION ROAD
10/275 No.15 (Hopefield House)
House. Built in 1857 for the Astronomer William Rutter Dawes.
Witchert, rendered in Roman cement. Hipped slate roof with paired
eaves brackets. Recessed central entry with depressed arch and
pilasters. Doorway has depressed arched radiating fanlight. Moulded
cement architraved sash windows, lugged to ground floor. 2 bay,
2 storey set back right hand wing, also with sashes. Render is scribed
with masonry blocks. Flat roof in centre used for meteorological
observations. William Rutter Dawes (1799-1868), the amateur
astronomer, built the house. He was elected a fellow of the Royal
Astronomical Society in 1830 and awarded its Gold Medal in 1855. lie
was particularly noted for his work on double stars.
Listing NGR: SP7382308085
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