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Record details

BCC record ID:0449600000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Seventeenth century timber-framed almshouses, with later alterations and extensions
Grid Reference:SU 86370 95480
Parish:

HUGHENDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • ALMSHOUSE (17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building
  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Plan Form - RECTANGULAR
ALMSHOUSES: RANGE OF 2-STOREY TENEMENTS BUILT IN C17 BY THE DORMERS. ENDOWED BY ELLEN, COUNTESS CONYNGHAM, D.1816. E FRONT REFACED WITH CHEQUER BRICK, EARLY C19, TO GROUND FLOOR, WITH HALF-TIMBERING & RENDERED INFILL ABOVE. OUTER BAYS ARE BRICK & FLINT EXTENSIONS B1-3). RESTORED AS CHURCH ROOM (B4).
Grade II. House, formerly almshouses. C17, altered and extended early C19, refurbished C20. 3 centre bays have flint plinth, C19 chequer brick to ground floor, and half-timbering with rendered infill and arched braces above. Timber framing and brick to rear. Outer bays are brick and flint extensions. All bays have small brick gables. Old tile roof, brick chimneys to left and centre rear, the latter with 2 rebuilt diagonal shafts. 11/2 storeys, 5 bays. C20 leaded casements, 3-light to ground floor, 2-light in gables. Pairs of C20 board doors between bays 2 and 3 and between bays 4 and 5. All ground floor openings have C19 rendered Tudor hoodmoulds linked by narrow rendered string. Small single-storey extension to left. Stone plaque records endowment of Ellen, Countess Conyngham, d.1816. Originally given as almshouses by Dormer family (B3).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP57,62.
<2>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P210.
<3>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Wycombe District: Parishes of Bledlow &C. p42
<4>Bibliographic reference: A R PIKE FIELD VISIT 7 JUNE 1979/CAS CARD 4496.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Reports

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No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council