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Westcott House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9814 / 51°58'53"N

Longitude: -1.01 / 1°0'36"W

OS Eastings: 468088

OS Northings: 231901

OS Grid: SP680319

Mapcode National: GBR 9XW.PH4

Mapcode Global: VHDT8.FGXD

Entry Name: Westcott House

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Last Amended: 21 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377315

Location: Gawcott with Lenborough, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Gawcott with Lenborough

Built-Up Area: Gawcott

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Gawcott

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

GAWCOTT WITH LENBOROUGH
SP6831 MAIN STREET, Gawcott 879-1/8/225 (North side)
13/10/52 Westcott House
(Formerly Listed as:
BUCKINGHAM .
VILLAGE STREET, Gawcott (North side)
Westcot House}
GV II
House. Dated 1720, probably with older origins and C20 alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond with flared headers, plain-tile roof and brick end stacks. 3-unit plan.
2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. 4-panel door to right of centre with overlight and straight hood on wrought-iron
.brackets, approached by one stone step. Blocked door to far left, 16-pane sash window to ground floor left of door, 12-pane sashes to ground floor left and right, with segmental-arched heads. 12-pane sashes to 1st floor. Wave-moulded brick plinth, storey band and wood modillion eaves. Pair of gable roof dormer windows. Central datestone below eaves sunk in square, wave-moulded brick recess inscribed R/RM/1720. Near datestone 2 Sun fire insurance plaques and another below, a Phoenix fire insurance plaque. Right side and rear elevations are rendered with incised masonry patterns. Back wall appears to be timber-framed and may pre-date front. Single-storey extension to rear with lean-to plain-tile roof and 2-storey wing to rear left. INTERIOR: chamfered spine beams and open fireplace with bressumer. Drawing room has painted eared wood chimneypiece with pulvinated frieze broken to centre to frame figure in relief of standing cherub bearing garland and cornucopia. Collar-truss roof.

Listing NGR: SP6808831901

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