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Record details

BCC record ID:0553700000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Fifteenth century timber-framed hall, cross wing plan form, with late sixteenth or early seventeenth century alterations, now Amersham Museum
Grid Reference:SU 95655 97365
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • HOUSE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)
  • GREAT HALL (HALL 15th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Conservation Area
  • Listed Building

Public access information

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

Full description

Dimensions - Length 16 m; Width 13m.
Grade II. C15 hall and cross wing plan with late C16 or early C17 alterations. Timber frame with plaster and red brick infill. Old tile roof, large brick chimney stack. Two storeys, gable on left with timber framing tiled pentice over 3-light casement, gabled dormer on right, low plain door below with small modern window on right. Modern flat roofed 1 storey shop addition on left. Rear elevation has timber framed gable on left. C15 4-light timber mullioned window on left with tracery to top of each light, Interior: fine arch braced hall trusses visible on first floor, moulded beam above staircase. Traceried openings to side of staircae. Original floor in wing, C16 inglenook and fireplace to first floor (B2).
2 STOREYS. MUCH ALTERED. TILED ROOF. ORIGINAL GABLE IN FRONT, OLD CEILING BEAMS INSIDE (B1). EXCAVATION (SEE 01-03:000) (B3).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P5 (MONUMENT 13).
<2>Bibliographic reference: D.O.E.1984 LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTU RAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST P28.
<3>Unpublished document: J P Sharpe. 1986. EXCAVATION REPORT & SITE ARCHIVE.
<4>Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2001. Amersham Museum, 49 High St., Amersham, Bucks..

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC1120:
  • EBC16281: Watching brief carried out during building of a new extension to Amersham Museum

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Images

Detail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 3 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilPlan showing understanding of site after 1986 investigation  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 3 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 3 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 1 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 4 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 1 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 1 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilArea 2 during investigation of Great Hall now Amersham museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Great Hall, now Amersham Museum  © Buckinghamshire County Council

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