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Latitude: 51.6099 / 51°36'35"N
Longitude: -0.6557 / 0°39'20"W
OS Eastings: 493184
OS Northings: 190979
OS Grid: SU931909
Mapcode National: GBR F6Z.315
Mapcode Global: VHFSN.LS7P
Entry Name: Whitelands
Listing Date: 14 July 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382501
English Heritage Legacy ID: 482885
Location: Beaconsfield, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, HP9
District: South Bucks
Civil Parish: Beaconsfield
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Beaconsfield
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU99SW BEACONSFIELD GREGORIES ROAD
1/10032 Number 75,
House. Built 1933-34 to designs by Stanley Hinge Hamp (1877-1968) of the firm of
Collcutt and Hamp for Arthur Brooks Esq. Original plans dated 9th December 1932 show the building without the garage extension, but plans for the garage extension were approved on the 29th August 1933 and are by the same architect. Modern Movement house built of 11 inch cavity wall brickwork finished in limewashed rough stucco with flat roof with two chimneystacks, one incorporated in a roof water tank. Original small-paned metal-framed Crittall casements with minimal lines above representing hood mouldings. Asymmetrical design of two storeys with irregular fenestration.
EXTERIOR: Front or north west elevation has projecting centre bay with water tank
with flagpoles to roof, tall staircase window to left of 24 panes with lower lights opening, first floor right corner window continuing on return, small cloakroom window to ground floor and splayed main entrance with cantilevered flat hood with zigzag decoration and concealed lighting in the soffit and wooden door with glazed top panel, narrow central panel with letterbox and tall bottom panel. Recessed bay to left has first floor corner window continuing around return and three small windows to ground floor. One storey one bay structure to left with round-headed arch was originally a boiler room. To right of projecting centre there is a two-light window to first floor, three-light window to ground floor and final bay with corner first floor casement to first floor continuing on return and late C20 garage doors to ground floor in original opening. Right side elevation has small additional first floor window and attached section of original wall with flat coping, pier and round-headed opening. Rear or south east elevation is of four bays. Left bay has first floor 4-light casement and ground floor 2-light casement. Adjoining recessed bay has first floor five-light casement and ground floor round-headed French window flanked by narrower tall windows of 19 panes, all with keystones. Next bay to right has four-light window to each floor and small window and glazed door to return. End bay to right projects slightly in front of adjoining bay and has two-light casement to first
floor and smaller casement and round-headed entrance to ground floor.
INTERIOR: Hall has round-headed niche at the side of front door, round-headed arch into kitchen and dogleg staircase with solid balusters, oak handrail and square newel posts. Living Room has stone bolection-moulded fireplace and retains two round-headed alcoves on either side which were originally bookcases but are now display units. Dining Room has lost original corner fireplace. Original scullery and pantry walls have been removed and incorporated in extended kitchen. Maid's bedroom at front of house retains original sink. Original flush-panelled doors throughout. Much of the original garden layout survives.
Source:BOE Buckinghamshire 1994 p176.
Source:Architectural Review August 1934 pp57-8.
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