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Princes Gate Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8437 / 51°50'37"N

Longitude: -0.9246 / 0°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 474182

OS Northings: 216665

OS Grid: SP741166

Mapcode National: GBR C12.735

Mapcode Global: VHDTW.XXKJ

Entry Name: Princes Gate Lodge

Listing Date: 17 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490059

Location: Waddesdon, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Waddesdon

Built-Up Area: Waddesdon

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Waddesdon with Over Winchendon and Fleet Marston

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


341/0/10004 SILK STREET


Gate Lodge to Waddesdon Manor. c.1880-99 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, possibly by W. Taylor of Bierton. Red brick faced in tiny rubblestones with ashlar quoins at ground floor, tile hung and timber framed gables, and pitched tile roof with ridge tiles. Brick corbelled chimneys with terra cotta plaques. L-shaped lodge in Arts and Crafts style.
EXTERIOR: EAST elevation to Silk Street has advanced gable with 2-storey bay windows with 6-lights with overlights and stone cross mullions; tiny rubblestones between floors. Stone plaque with Rothschild badge to gable with decorative barge boards. Entrance porch to angle with small tile-hung gable to wall above. Recessed range with similar gable and deep corbelled ridge stack with terra cotta rosettes. This range culminates in a similarly detailed bay window with hipped roof to SOUTH elevation. To rear also facing south is single storey range with porch that has splat baluster railing on dwarf brick wall and small gable with applied framing in centre of pitched roof. To rear, 1-storey entrance porch with timber framing to gables. NORTH elevation with wide chimney breast with stone quoins to left and tall corbelled chimney stack, similarly detailed, above pediment. To right oriel window with stone apron and applied timber under gable with applied timber and decorative barge boards.
INTERIOR: includes chamfered wood fireplace to front room.
HISTORY: The Princes Gate Lodge, adjacent to Princes Gate, forms part of the entrance on the approach to Waddesdon Manor (built 1874-83 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild by H.A. Destailleur) from the village of Waddesdon, which was substantially rebuilt by Ferdinand de Rothschild in the late-C19.

Group value with the adjacent Princes Gate (q.v.) and Nos. 1 and 2 Silk Street (q.v.), as well as the other listed buildings in the village such as Nos. 93 and 94 High Street and the Five Arrows Hotel. This well-designed lodge forms an important component of the estate of the Grade I Waddesdon Manor (q.v.)

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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