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Langley Park Including Quadrant Walls, Corner Towers, Pavilions and Orangery.

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wexham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.5242 / 51°31'27"N

Longitude: -0.5469 / 0°32'48"W

OS Eastings: 500909

OS Northings: 181591

OS Grid: TQ009815

Mapcode National: GBR G9F.6LM

Mapcode Global: VHFT3.GYRD

Plus Code: 9C3XGFF3+M7

Entry Name: Langley Park Including Quadrant Walls, Corner Towers, Pavilions and Orangery.

Listing Date: 18 July 1972

Last Amended: 26 April 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44328

Location: Langley Park, Buckinghamshire, SL3

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Wexham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Langley Marish

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: English country house

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9/713 Langley Park (formerly
listed as Langley Park
18.7.72 Mansion and outbuildings)
including quadrant walls,
- II* corner towers, pavilions
& orangery.
1755-8 by Stiff Leadbetter for the 3rd Duke of Marlborough (Designs: Bucks.CRO),
on the site of C17 Kederminster family house. Ashlar, largely replaced 1983 by
stucco lined as ashlar, with slate roof behind balustraded parapet. 2 storey
and attic, double pile plan. The east front originally a plain 7 window range
of sashes, the centre 3 advanced slightly and pedimented. Modillion cornice
and roundel in pediment. The ground floor was extended forward and far projec-
ting single storey quadrant wings were added c1850-60 in ashlar. 4 stone-piers
with niches correspond to the corners and centre of the house, between the
centre pair a stone pedimented doorway with balustrade section over flanked by
glazed openings. Between the outer pair each side an open loggia with pair of
Tuscan columns in centre. From these extend plain quadrant walls terminating in
corner towers in the style of Vanbrugh, 2 storey with arched openings on each
face of upper floor, cornice above with corner pinnacles linked to a central
octagonal stone pedestal. Behind these are 2 storey square pavilions with balu-
strades and pyramid roofs: South front is C18, 4 window range, 1-3-1, the
centre pedimented. Pedimented architrave surrounds to ground floor centre and
outer windows. Garden front has central balustraded 3-sided bay with 2 windows
each side. Plain architrave surrounds to ground floor windows, flit pediment
to centre door. Balustrade all around the house has ball finials at angles and
is probably a C19 alteration. Linked to the garden front by a 5 bay glazed pas-
sage, is a very large mid C19 orangery 9 x 5 bays, similar to passage in detail;
plain full height square piers, glazed between, carrying plain entablature with
top balustrade divided by piers as below. To be subdivided internally 1983.
The interior of the house is largely C18. Screen of Doric columns to hall,
marble chimneypiece, fine cornice and pedimented doorcase with C19 enriched
Italian style bronze doors. C19 mosaic floor. Staircase behind, open well with
Ionic columns to landing and oval glazed dome with fine plasterwork. Stone
stair with shaped soffits, metal balusters. Stair hall possibly of c1770.
Other ground floor rooms have C18 fireplaces, doors, plaster. Upper floor also
has much surviving C18 work including octagonal principal room with painted
panelling. Attic floor has some re-used C17 panelling as dado. In basement
one bolection moulded fireplace. Ground floor of south angle pavilion has
elaborate C19 rusticated arched fireplace.

Listing NGR: TQ0090981591

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