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Record details

BCC record ID:0076700000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Eighteenth century chapel to Biddlesden Park House, now the parish church.
Grid Reference:SP 63295 39865
Parish:

BIDDLESDEN, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) CHAPEL (Dated 1735 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • PARISH CHURCH (19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1899 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?No

Full description

Dimensions - Length 0020 m Width 0010
Plan Form - RECTANGULAR
Grade II+. Formerly chapel to Biddlesden Park house. Plaque above doorway inscribed Henry Sayer DD 1735. Chequered brick with stone chamfered quoins, moulded eaves cornice, window and door dressings. Hipped tiled roof. S. front: one storey, 5 bays. Tall leaded windows with semi-circular arched heads in Gibbs surrounds. Central panelled door in similar square-headed surround with triple keyblock, pulvinated frieze and pediment. One similar window to E. end. W. front continued to N. providing passage to house. 2 storeys and attic with first floor stone band course. 7 bays. Centre bay has blind stone arch with round window in pediment above. Remaining bays have blind windows to ground floor and upper left hand bay, paired casements to first floor, all with cambered arched heads and keyblocks. 2 dormers. Octagonal wooden bellcote to centre. Interior: original fittings include communion table, rails and pulpit; panels of Creed and Commandments in carved gilt frames flanking E. window; . gallery of 2 orders, Doric below, Ionic above; marble baluster font; Royal Arms 1723; panelled dado. C19 and early C20 glass (B6).
FORMERLY PART OF STABLES OF BIDDLESDEN PARK HOUSE (B4).
NGR TO ST MARGARET'S CHURCH (B3).
Buildings report dated Nov 1985 - Aug 1986 held at NMR (B7)

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: WILLIS B 1755 HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF-- BUCKINGHAM PP153-4.
<2>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 PP154-6.
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 P63.
<4>Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P65.
<5>Map: OS 1977 1:2500 MAP.
<6>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1983. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. pp5-6
<7>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF061721

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC13583: Site visit

Related monuments

Images

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilSouth side of Biddlesden church  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council