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The Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8174 / 51°49'2"N

Longitude: -0.8152 / 0°48'54"W

OS Eastings: 481764

OS Northings: 213861

OS Grid: SP817138

Mapcode National: GBR D2X.4Q0

Mapcode Global: VHDV4.TLD4

Entry Name: The Museum

Listing Date: 7 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117970

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41857

Location: Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP20

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Aylesbury

Built-Up Area: Aylesbury

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Aylesbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(North-East Side)
No 9
(The Museum)
SP 8113 NE 1/22 7.4.52.


An early structure refaced in the first quarter of the C18. Formerly the
Grammar School. Dated 1719 on rainwater heads. Two storeys and attic.
Mainly red brick, some vitreous brick in panels. Projecting plinth with
moulded capping. String courses over ground floor windows and below tall
parapet. Five windows and four panels on first floor arranged in sequence
from left hand - window - panel - window - panel - circular window (over
door) - panel - two windows - panel. Similar arrangements on ground floor.
Tall six-panel central door with rectangular fanlight of three panes and
narrow side glazing, in surround of stone architrave and outer stone strips
with carved console brackets supporting broken curved pediment, all of
large scale.
Return front to St Mary's Square - similar general treatment with slightly
flanking projections each with two windows.
The central part has - two outer circular panels, two segmental-headed
niches with moulded stone cills and square blocked window in centre on
first floor.
Four tall segmental-headed four-light mullioned and transomed windows on
ground floor, (apparently modern) and very tall eight-panel central door
with rectangular fanlight of eight panes and stone surround of same design
as Church Street entrance. Small niche above pediment of vitreous brick.
The panels to upper part of front of vitreous brick. Range of six gabled
dormers. Contemporary cast lead rainwater heads of rectangular shape with
date 1719 on this front, and similar pattern undated on other front. Interior
considerably altered, but two contemporary stairs remain, and stair, doors
etc in Church House (part of the same building) formerly Headmaster's House.
See Gibbs' History of Aylesbury, VCH Bucks.

Nos 7 and 7A with Railings and Coach House and No 9 form a group.

Listing NGR: SP8176413861

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