Building record 1122600000 - THE CHALET, ASTON HILL

Summary

Nineteenth century summer house or pavilion, built 1887-8

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II) 1124227: THE CHALET
  • SHINE: Halton Hall medieval to post medieval manor and designed park earthworks

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Type and Period (3)

  • SUMMERHOUSE? (Built 1887-8, 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • PAVILION? (Built 1887-8, 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
  • SWISS COTTAGE (Built 1887-8, 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Description

Grade II. Summer house or Pavilion now a house, built 1887-8 for Alfred de Rothschild of Halton House for entertaining guests, reputedly by an Austrian architect, Modelled on an Alpine chalet with timber ground floor and loft on a brick basement. Large shallow pitched tiled roof sweeping down over side verandahs, 1 chimney, South gable front verandah with 4 large posts on red brick bases, braced to tiebeams, rustic balustrades to verandah and balcony, the latter with a band of rustic palissading below. Walls finished with panels of logs set in patterns . Heavy plate glass mullioned and transomed windows. Interior: 3 rooms retain painted and gilded panelling, decorative leather lining and silk tapestry hangings. History. Visited by Edward VIII who was a friend of Alfred de Rothschild. (see 'Beechwoods and Bayonets - the Book of Halton, by A.E. Adam, Buckingham 1983).
Buildings report dated April 1998 held in NMR (B3)

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC19351 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. p1.
  • <2>SBC18983 Unpublished document: 1975. MISS DUNBAR 1975 INFORMATION ON THE CHALET, ASTON HILL, HALTON (SEE ILLUSTRATED NOTE, FILED).
  • <3>SBC23358 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2006. NMR Buildings Reports. BF103091.

Location

Grid reference SP 88854 10106 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish ASTON CLINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Sep 7 2009 12:50PM

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