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St Katharine's Convent

A Grade II Listed Building in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.5976 / 51°35'51"N

Longitude: -0.8556 / 0°51'20"W

OS Eastings: 479361

OS Northings: 189375

OS Grid: SU793893

Mapcode National: GBR C42.SL3

Mapcode Global: VHDW9.430L

Entry Name: St Katharine's Convent

Listing Date: 22 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46764

Location: Hambleden, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, RG9

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Hambleden

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Hambleden with Frieth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


St. Katharine's Convent

Mansion, now convent. Part c.1770-80, much enlarged 1893-1903 by
Charles Alfred Cripps. Originally home of the Doyle family. Late C18 part,
to south, is of red brick with tuck pointing. Roof concealed by parapet
with stone coping and late C19 wrought iron railings. 2 storeys, 4 bays.
Outer bays have bowed projections each with 3 3-pane sashes to first floor.
Ground floor right has similar sashes flanking C19 French doors; ground floor
left has 4-pane sashes flanking blocked opening. Centre part has 2 3-pane
sashes to first floor, and late C19 projection below with parapet and 3 glazed
arches. All original openings have gauged heads. Extensions are of red
brick with stone coped parapet and railings. Some red sandstone dressings.
Wing set back to left is dated 1903 on rainwater heads, and has 4 bays
of sashes and French doors, and banquetting hall at left end. This has
3-bay arcaded verandah of red sandstone to left side. Entrance front to
east has central gabled feature with cornice and scrolled pediment, and
porch projection in form of porte-cochere, Projecting block to right with
hipped roof, moulded modillion eaves and gabled dormers. Another entry in
angle. Interior: 2 late C18 ground floor rooms have delicate plaster
ceilings and modillion cornices, contemporary fireplaces and dado panelling.
Centre room has contemporary doorcases; right room has segmental arched
doorcase and shelves flanking fireplace. Circa 1900 parts have Jacobethan
interiors, the banquetting hall, now chapel, with ribbed pendant ceiling, the
staircase with pierced panels.

Listing NGR: SU7936189375

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