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Record details

BCC record ID:0422601000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Sixteenth century timber-framed house at Bury Farm, the manor house for Amersham, with later alterations and attached boundary wall
Grid Reference:SU 96100 97159
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MANOR HOUSE (16th Century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
  • HOUSE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1500 AD to 1899 AD)
  • BOUNDARY WALL (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1798 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

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
BURY FARM, HOUSE OF 2 STOREYS, BRICK, NOW ROUGH-CAST IN FRONT. MID C16. ORIGINAL PLAN RECTANGULAR OR WITH A SW WING, SEE FULL ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION (B2). IDENTIFIED AS MANOR HOUSE OF AMERSHAM MANOR (04226:00), WHICH IN 1637 BECAME PART OF SHARDELOES MANOR (B1). CALLED 'BERRIE HOUSE' 1666 (B1)
Grade II. C16 altered C18 early C19 and later: Originally timber framed: one corner post still visible on left of rear elevation. Red brick rear and flank walls, front elevation roughcast painted. Old tiles to rear roofslope, Welsh slate to front, raised early C19. Plain brick chimney stack. Two storeys. Front elevation has four 3-light leaded casements to first floor, two similar 4-light casements at each end on ground floor, 6 panel door in trellis porch on left of centre, 2-light leaded casement to right and tripartite sash window on right of centre. Irregular rear elevation with central gable, projecting gabled wing on left, and 1-storey projection on left, casement and sash windows and various C19 doors. Internally the back door leads to a fine moulded wood 'Tudor' archway having curved spandrels and chamfer stops. Historic interest as home of Mary Penington, visited here by William Penn who married her daughter Gulielma Springett. High flint and brick boundary wall attached at west end on corner of Gore Hill, with 1-storey gabled out-building, also attached (B6).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P143,146-147.
<2>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP11-12.
<6>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Chiltern District: Parishes of Amersham, Chesham Bois and Coleshill. p62

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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