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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.938 / 51°56'16"N

Longitude: -0.8333 / 0°49'59"W

OS Eastings: 480300

OS Northings: 227258

OS Grid: SP803272

Mapcode National: GBR D1C.D4S

Mapcode Global: VHDTK.HKT4

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Last Amended: 17 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398917

Location: Swanbourne, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Swanbourne

Built-Up Area: Swanbourne

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Swanbourne

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 8027

(south side)

No. 6 (The Old House)


House. Late C16 T-plan house, much altered and extended late C18-
early C19, with attached C18 former stable wing. Original house
has timber frame with herringbone brick infill, now externally
concealed with render. Extensions are of rendered brick. Old tile
roofs, central chimney with 4 linked square shafts of thin brick, rebuilt.
Rendered parapets to main block. 2 storeys and attic. N. front of
3 bays has C19 3-light wooden casements to outer bays and small 3-pane
sash with architrave frame to centre of first floor. Central late
C19-C20 gabled porch. Single storey extensions at each end, that to
right with parapet and stone plaque with shield and motto "Nec Prece/
Nec Pretio" in brick surround. Right gable of main block has 4-light
leaded casement to attic. Rear has 7 bays of 3 pane sash windows in
moulded architrave frames with board hoods. 3 centre bays project with
shallow gable forming minimal pediment containing blind roundel.
Flanking hipped dormers have moulded cornices and paired leaded
casements. Later extensions to left, Stable wing is of red and
vitreous brick with moulded brick eaves, partly rebuilt C19, to N.,
and of pebbledash over timber frame with brick infill to S. Old tile
roofs, flanking brick chimneys, 1½ storeys, 5 bays. S. front has 2
gabled semi-dormers and C19-C20 gabled projection to centre, N. front
has 2 carriage entries to left, and 4-pane sashes flanking stable door
with barred rectangular fanlight to right, all with segmental heads.
3 irregular openings to first floor. Interior of house remodelled early
C19 but retains 2 moulded stone fireplaces with 4-centred arches to
ground floor, and 3 similar fireplaces to first floor.

RCHM II P. 289 Mon. 2.

Listing NGR: SP8030027258

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