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The Egyptian Seat

A Grade II Listed Building in Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8062 / 51°48'22"N

Longitude: -0.8499 / 0°50'59"W

OS Eastings: 479389

OS Northings: 212581

OS Grid: SP793125

Mapcode National: GBR C1K.MY8

Mapcode Global: VHDV4.7V0Q

Plus Code: 9C3XR542+F2

Entry Name: The Egyptian Seat

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42675

Location: Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, HP17

County: Buckinghamshire

Civil Parish: Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Stone with Dinton and Hartwell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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3/105 The Egyptian Seat


Alcove set in roadside bank opposite a spring. 1850 or 51 by Joseph
Bonomi II, Egyptologist,second son of Joseph Bonomi the architect
for Dr. John Lee of Hartwell House Stone and brick with stucco
imitating ashlar. Rubble stone flank walls and two square piers
supporting a simple entablature. Frieze with Egyptian hieroglyphics said
to record its building in the 13th year of Queen Victoria. Blocking
course formerly had a parapet with Greek inscription meaning 'water
is best'.

Listing NGR: SP7938912581

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