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Record details

BCC record ID:1247201000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Nineteenth century workhouse gatehouse, now part of general hospital.
Grid Reference:SU 95547 97000
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • GATEHOUSE (Dated 1838 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?Yes
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Grade II. 1838 George Gilbert Scott, architect. Tudor style, squared knapped flint with red brick dressings and ornament. Slate roof, brick stacks (some missing) with diagonal shafts. Cogged brick eaves, brick gable parapets and shaped kneelers. One storey and attic. Two storey central gabled block with Tudor carriage arch (now blocked). Initials AV and stepped string course above. Moulded brick cross mullion first floor window, dated 1838, string course stepped up to form hood-mould, attic light with diamond motif each side. Flanking octagonal piers ending in pinnacles with ogee finials smaller pinnacle above gable. 2 bays of cross mullioned windows each side (arched door in left hand bay). Projecting gabled
wings with 4 light cross mullion windows with hoods all in moulded brick zig zag pattern over and attic lights with diamond motif. One window end bays, (door in left hand bay) brick diaper patterns each side.
Gable ends: 4 light moulded brick cross mullion window to left, chimney stack with diaper patterns to right. Shaped half gables masking rear projection (B1).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Chiltern District: Parishes of Amersham, Chesham Bois and Coleshill. p89

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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