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29 and 30, West Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 52 / 51°59'59"N

Longitude: -0.9884 / 0°59'18"W

OS Eastings: 469544

OS Northings: 233985

OS Grid: SP695339

Mapcode National: GBR 9XQ.GYL

Mapcode Global: VHDT2.TZBQ

Plus Code: 9C3XX2X6+XJ

Entry Name: 29 and 30, West Street

Listing Date: 3 April 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377289

Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Buckingham

Built-Up Area: Buckingham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Buckingham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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879-1/6/195 (South side)
03/04/73 Nos.29 AND 30


Town-house, possibly with shops to ground floor, now shop and
dwelling. Probably late medieval, altered late C16, early C18,
early C19 and C20. Timber-framed with render, plain-tiled roof
with lead flat to front, brick ridge and end stacks. Original
plan uncertain.
3-storey, 4-window range. 4-panel door to right with
overlight, 6-panel door to far right leading to passageway,
both under continuous dentilled cornice hood, which probably
continues underneath C20 fascia to C20 plate-glass shop
frontage which occupies rest of ground floor. 16-pane sash
windows to 1st floor and 12-pane sashes to 2nd floor all with
moulded wood surrounds. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Front
wall has been raised to conceal dormer windows of former 2
storeys and attic range. Full-height gabled wing to rear right
of centre, possibly former stair turret flanked by later
2-storey extension, further single-storey extension with
pyramidal roof encroaching on yard, and 2-storey wing to rear
INTERIOR: boxed beams to ground floor, cellar and C19
chimneypieces and cast-iron grates to 1st floor. Rooms at top
of main range have plaster barrel-vaulted ceilings which
appear to have belonged to an Elizabethan long gallery divided
by later partitions and interrupted by large early C18 or C17
stack near centre.
Ceiling in attic rooms of No.30 clearly belonged originally to
one room divided by later, thin partition, and is divided into
rectangular panels by ribbed plaster bands with rosettes at
intersections. Similar ribbed bands at cornice level on street
side extending into what were originally large dormer windows.
Barrel-vaulted ceiling continues in No.29 but without
ornament. Plain plaster barrel-vaulted ceiling in wing to rear
of main range, and at right-angles to it, may be ceiling of
stair leading to former long gallery from ground and first
According to observations of owner during course of repairs
when parts of render were renewed the timber frame has
closely-spaced uprights probably representing close studding
and ornament to render of 'cheeks' of former dormer windows
concealed by raising of front wall and flat lead roof laid
across dormers.
Division into two shops with living accommodation above may
have taken place as early as c1700 but had certainly taken
place by early C19. Two shops made into one C20.

Listing NGR: SP6954433983

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