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Hughenden Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6502 / 51°39'0"N

Longitude: -0.7566 / 0°45'23"W

OS Eastings: 486119

OS Northings: 195334

OS Grid: SU861953

Mapcode National: GBR D4Y.FK1

Mapcode Global: VHDVY.TSW9

Entry Name: Hughenden Manor

Listing Date: 21 June 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46568

Location: Hughenden, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Hughenden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hughenden

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 89 NE

4/88 Hughenden Manor


- I

Mansion, now part used as Disraeli museum and offices. 1738 core,
extended late C18, remodelled c.1860 by E.B. Lamb for Benjamin Disraeli,
Earl of Beaconsfield. W. wing added c.1900 for Coningsby Disraeli.
Red and vitreous brick, slate roofs, diagonal brick chimney shafts with
cogged pyramidal caps. 3 storeys and cellars. First floor band course,
string courses at impost levels of first and second floor windows, the lower
string cogged; dentilled cornice; stepped parapet with dentil course and
stone coping; diagonal pinnacles with stone finials; corbelled diagonal
wall-shafts. 8-bay entrance front, the 4 centre bays recessed with single
storey arcade. Ground floor left bays and first floor have cross windows;
tall 3-light transomed windows to ground floor right; horizontal sliding
sashes to second floor, 3-light to outer bays, 2-light to centre. All
windows have narrow horizontal glazing bars and segmental brick hoods
with diagonal flanking pendants. Glazed arcade with 4-centred arches of
3 orders, dentil cornice and parapet as before. Entrance in third arch.
2-storey, 2-bay projection to right, formerly a service block, with matching
c.1900 service wing at right end. Garden front is of 9 bays with canted
projections to bays 3 and 7, stone steps to centre bays, and cellar
windows to remainder. Tall ground floor windows with large arched lower
lights and twin top lights; other fenestration similar to entrance front.
Both fronts have small stone coats-of-arms to centre. Interior: 2 mid
C18 stone panelled fireplaces with keyblocks and cornices;late C18 plaster
ceiling to N.E. top floor room, with moulded cornice and bowl-of-fruit motifs
on frieze. Ground floor rooms and staircase Gothicised by John Norris c.1840
and Disraeli c.1860: fan-vaulting and moulded 4-centred arches to hall;
former library with ribbed ceiling and screen of 2 4-centred arches;
dining room with heavily moulded Gothick alcove, traceried wall panels,
and ribbed ceiling with small wooden pendants; staircase with wooden
balustrade of ogee arches, ribbed plaster soffits and traceried skylights.
Circa 1900 doorcases and alterations to N.E. corner. Between 1848 and
1881 Hughenden was the home of Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister 1868 and
1874-80. Now property of the National Trust.

Listing NGR: SU8621294925

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

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