Building record 0461602000 - HALTON HOUSE


Nineteenth century country house, built 1881-3, in use as RAF officers' mess since 1919.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1332843: HALTON HOUSE
  • SHINE: Halton Hall medieval to post medieval manor and designed park earthworks


Type and Period (2)

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (Built 1881-3, 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • OFFICERS MESS (Modern - 1919 AD to 1999 AD)


Present Halton House built 1884 (B6).
Grade II+. Since 1919 RAF officer's mess. 1881-3 by W R Rogers of Cubitts for Alfred de Rothschild. French Renaissance style. Said to be first house built for electric lighting. Early example of hot air central heating [More detail] (B8).
Had fountain illuminated by electric light as early as 1889 (B9).
In 1919 a headquarters formation moved into Halton House itself (B12).
History of house including details of layout and service wing (B13).

Sources (5)

  • <6>SBC11706 Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner. 1960. Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire.
  • <8>SBC19351 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p33.
  • <9>SBC4554 Article in serial: Dr B Elliott. 1986. 'ILLUMINATING THE GARDEN', IN 'THE GARDEN' VOL III. Vol 3.
  • <12>SBC22821 Digital archive: RAF Cultural and organizational heritage. p332.
  • <13>SBC22882 Bibliographic reference: Beryl Escott. 2003. The Story of Halton House: Country Home of Alfred de Rothschild.


Grid reference SP 88017 10081 (point)
Civil Parish HALTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2023 11:37AM

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