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Mountjoy's Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Downley, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6496 / 51°38'58"N

Longitude: -0.7759 / 0°46'33"W

OS Eastings: 484787

OS Northings: 195239

OS Grid: SU847952

Mapcode National: GBR D4X.GNK

Mapcode Global: VHDVY.HSPT

Entry Name: Mountjoy's Retreat

Listing Date: 22 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46865

Location: Downley, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Downley

Built-Up Area: High Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: High Wycombe Saint Mary and Saint George

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1/213 Mountjoy's Retreat


House. Probably late C18, altered. Whitewashed render over flint and
brick,hipped old tile roof, brick chimneys to centre of main block and
to right. Main block is of 3 storeys and 2 bays, the right bay with
band courses and off-set eaves. 3-light wooden casements with single
horizontal glazing bars. Lower 2-storey bay of slightly earlier date
set back to right with deeper band course and cogged eaves. Paired
barred wooden casement to ground floor, 4-pane sash above, panelled
door to left in late C19 - C20 timber porch. Whitewashed brick lean-to
at right end. Interior: heavy rough joists and large open fireplace to
ground floor of right bay; arched china cupboard with shaped shelves,
carved console and rosettes in spandrels in room above. Main block has
winder stair in line with chimney, and narrowly chamfered and stopped spine

Listing NGR: SU8478795239

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