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Record details

BCC record ID:1232400000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Late eighteenth century mansion of Stoke Park, built about 1789-1797 and in use as a golf club from 1908.
Grid Reference:SU 97000 82652
Parish:

STOKE POGES, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) COUNTRY HOUSE (Designed 1789 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • GOLF CLUB (20th Century - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Occasionally
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Grade I. Designed for John Penn by Robert Nasmith, 1789, and completed after Nasmith's death by James Wyatt, circa 1793-7 (except, apparently, the dome). Stuccoed. Balustraded core of 3 storeys and 7 bays, the centre 3 advanced a little. Above, a dome on a drum with widely-spaced Composite capitals. Lantern with closely-set pilasters. In front, a single-storeyed Greek Doric portico and, left and right, single-bay solid ends. An Oval entrance hall leads to the staircase hall with groined vault extended to north and south by segmental tunnel vaults. Staircase itself later. The former library with 4 screens of grey marble columns with arches. South-east corner room with fine details and a north-east room with panelling incorporating Jacobean pieces. Country Life, I, p 724; CL, XIV, p 168; VCH III, p 303 (B1).
Plans, elevations and supporting documentation including photographs submitted as part of planning application for changes to the mansion (B3).
Detailed conservation management plan for mansion and park includes sections of historical deveopment, character assessment, condition survey, statement of significance, and management action plan (B5).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: DISTRICT OF SOUTH BUCKS. p196
<2>Bibliographic reference: ENGLISH HERITAGE 1994 REGISTER OF PARKS & GARDENS OF SPECIAL HISTORIC INTEREST IN ENGLAND: PART 4 .
<3>Bibliographic reference: STOKE PARK LIMITED. 1994. THE RESTORATION OF STOKE PARK (DOCUMENTATION IN SUPPORT OF A PLANNING APPLICATION).
<4>Unpublished document: Heritage Network. 2006. Repton Bridge, Stoke Park, Stoke Poges: Historic Building Record.
<5>Unpublished document: Land Use Consultants & Rees Bolter Architects. 2005. Stoke Park Conservation Management Plan.
<6>Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2001. English Heritage Register of Buildings at Risk 2001.
<7>Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2002. English Heritage Register of Buildings at Risk 2002.
<8>Unpublished document: Alan Baxter & Associates. 2008. Stoke Poges Manor House: Assessment of Significance and Planning Justification.
<9>Bibliographic reference: STOKE PARK LIMITED. 1996. DOCUMENTATION SUBMITTED IN SUPPORT OF A PLANNING APPLICATION.
<10>Map: South Bucks District Council. 1987?. Stoke Park Conservation Area.
<11>Bibliographic reference: John Claudius Loudon. 1990. In Search of English Gardens: The Travels of John Claudius Loudon and His Wife Jane.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC13597: Site visit

Related monuments

Images

Stoke Park golf club house  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilStoke Park golf club house  © Buckinghamshire County Council