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Hopefield House

A Grade II Listed Building in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 43216

Location: Haddenham, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Haddenham

Built-Up Area: Haddenham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Haddenham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)

10/275 No.15 (Hopefield House)


- II

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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