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Latitude: 51.6177 / 51°37'3"N
Longitude: -0.6287 / 0°37'43"W
OS Eastings: 495037
OS Northings: 191877
OS Grid: SU950918
Mapcode National: GBR F6T.HW3
Mapcode Global: VHFSP.1LZQ
Entry Name: Drummers Yard
Listing Date: 24 April 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1124618
English Heritage Legacy ID: 43638
Location: Beaconsfield, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, HP9
District: South Bucks
Civil Parish: Beaconsfield
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Beaconsfield
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 99 SE BEACONSFIELD AMERSHAM ROAD
2/3 Drummers Yard
c.1938 house by John Campbell for C Rissik. Whitened brick with Cornish slate
roofs and tall stacks. A complex cruciform plan of mainly 2 storeys rising to 3
in principal block. Steep pitched roofs, unornamented windows and much play of
masses at right angles to each other and of differing heights. Apparently a
stripped version of Scottish inspiration. The main West front is a transverse
corridor block of 2 storeys with deep-set windows under eaves of 1st floor, a
row of 7 lights and a row of 9. Ground floor of evenly spaced paired casements
with simplified flat hoods over. Arched door with hood. Over the top of this
range to the left side rises the gable end of the main block, with a 3-light
window. To the right is a crosswing with plain walls to the court and gable
ended to the West with an end wall stack. Arched ground floor windows to end
wal and garden side. To left of entrance court is long 2-storey range with
projecting circular tower. Tower has conical roof and side wall stack, long
upper floor windows and close-set small windows to ground floor. Range beyond
has deep-set upper windows under eaves close spaced and wider set larger ground
floor windows. A carriage arch leads through to service court. Garden side:
rear of entrance front has 4 arch formerly open loggia with 4 windows above.
Left hand gable of crosswing has 2 arched ground floor windows and 2 upper
windows set to one side. Main block of 3 storeys has much plain wall and at 1st
floor paired arched windows set close to corner opening on to a balcony. Six-
light upper window in East gable. A loggia running East connects with a theatre
block at right angles, gable ended to North and South with plain arched doorway
on South end and 4 long windows on East side. The interior has woodwork by
Peter Waals, some painted decoration by A W M Rissik, a staircase with marble
inlaid risers and is generally of unusual elaboration for the period. Origi-
nally called Birchens Spring.
C Hussey C.L. 29.1.52.
Listing NGR: SU9503791877
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