Building record 0461602000 - HALTON HOUSE

Summary

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

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Type and Period (2)

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

Description

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 1ST HOUSE BUILT FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING. EARLY EXAMPLE OF HOT AIR CENTRAL HEATING [MORE] (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 (15)

  • <1>SBC6037 Map: HALTON ESTATE MAP 1840 (AT BRO, REF:D/BMT/7OR).
  • <2>SBC1967 Map: Andrew Bryant. 1825. Map of the County of Buckinghamshire. Printed map. Linen. 1.5 inches:1 mile.
  • <3>SBC7590 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 P222.
  • <4>SBC14132 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P138.
  • <5>SBC15444 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP339-340.
  • <6>SBC11706 Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner. 1960. Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire.
  • <7>SBC11922 Bibliographic reference: PIKE A R (BCM) FROM B1-2.
  • <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.
  • <10>SBC4631 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 1994. REGISTER OF PARKS & GARDENS OF SPECIAL HISTORIC INTEREST IN ENGLAND: PART 4: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. 4.
  • <11>SBC435 Bibliographic reference: Unknown. Undated. 'HISTORY OF HALTON HOUSE' (GUIDEBOOK & LEAFLET ON GARDEN).
  • <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.
  • <15>SBC22266 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2005. RAF Halton: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment.
  • <16>SBC23872 Bibliographic reference: Andrew E Adam. 1983. Beechwoods and Bayonets: The Book of Halton.

Location

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

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Record last edited

Apr 1 2021 9:44AM

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