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A Grade I Listed Building in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6712 / 51°40'16"N

Longitude: -0.6444 / 0°38'39"W

OS Eastings: 493837

OS Northings: 197811

OS Grid: SU938978

Mapcode National: GBR F66.5W9

Mapcode Global: VHFSG.S855

Plus Code: 9C3XM9C4+F6

Entry Name: Shardeloes

Listing Date: 22 December 1958

Last Amended: 17 May 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415394

ID on this website: 101238040

Location: Buckinghamshire, HP7

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Amersham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Amersham with Coleshill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Palladian architecture English country house

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Built by William Drake in 1758-66 on site of earlier house.
Architects: Stiff Leadbetter, portico and interior decoration by Robert Adam.
From 1773 James Wyatt employed. Painted cement rendering with stone dressings.
Westmoreland slate roof with balustraded parapet, and modillion cornice. Later
box dormers to north-west and south-west slopes. Two storeys and attic. North-
east elevation has nine bays with central 3-bay Portland stone portico with
Corinthian columns and pilasters, frieze, modillion cornice and pediment. Each
outer bay projects slightly and has pedimented ground floor window set in semi-
circular headed arched recess. Pedimented central doorway, all other ground-floor windows have cornices. Square first-floor windows with eared and
shouldered architraves. South-east elevation of seven bays, pedimented doorway
to centre, outer bays and window treatment as north-east elevation. South-west
elevation has more closely spaced fenestration.
INTERIOR: Entrance Hall, Large room to north, Dining room, library and bedroom
in south-east range are all of high quality, with decorations by Robert Adam
(the bedroom perhaps by Wyatt) and the upper paintings in the library by
Setting: the landscape was designed by Humphry Repton in c.1790 and is
illustrated in his surviving 'Red Book'. Country Life Vol XXXIV 5/7/13.

Listing NGR: SU9383797811

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