Building record 0058300000 - ASCOTT HOUSE


Early seventeenth century timber-framed farmhouse, much altered and extended in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to create a Tudor-style country house known as Ascott House.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II*) 1291467: ASCOTT HOUSE


Type and Period (3)

  • FARMHOUSE (17th Century to 19th Century - 1600 AD to 1899 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Dated 1606, 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • COUNTRY HOUSE (19th Century to Modern - 1800 AD to 1999 AD)


Dimensions - Length 0082 m Width 0034
Grade II+. Country house. Centre part incorporates remains of timber-framed house once dated 1606, much extended from 1874 by George Devey, and later by his associates James Williams, West, Slade and Trentham, as a picturesque hunting base for Leopold de Rothschild. Further extensions to W. end, and interior much altered 1937-8. Ground floor is of red brick with irregular large blue diaper patterns, and some rubble stone to centre of rear elevation. Upper floors are of whitewashed render with half-timbering, and moulded bressumers and bargeboards. Tiled roofs. Brick chimneys: C17 part has stack partly of thin brick with 3 square shafts set diagonally; similar shafts with off-set heads to 1930's wing; other chimneys rectangular with 'V' pilasters. Part 2 storeys, part 2 storeys and attic. Long irregular front to N.W. with projecting wing to right. Leaded casements with moulded wooden mullions. Centre has flanking gabled bays with first floor jettied on brackets. Extensions to left have gabled dormers flanking gabled bay to right, central square tower with tile-hung upper section and pyramidal roof, and irregular canted bay and oriel windows. C20 double doors to centre of range. Matching wing to right has irregular gables and single storey projections in angle. N.E. end has small entrance courtyard. S.E. front is irregularly gabled (B7).

Sources (12)

  • <1>SBC12984 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 P336.
  • <2>SBC15580 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P450.
  • <3>SBC11758 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P51.
  • <4>SBC10954 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP82 SE 16 (ON CAS FILE).
  • <5>SBC9889 Bibliographic reference: NATIONAL TRUST 1976 LIST OF PROPERTIES.
  • <6>SBC8263 Unpublished document: W L Mathews. 1989. NATIONAL TRUST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY: ASCOTT. pp9-10,27, plates pp9 & 10.
  • <7>SBC19252 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Buckinghamshire: Aylesbury Vale District: Parishes of Aston Abbotts &C. p47.
  • <8>SBC4637 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 1994. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England: Buckinghamshire. Part 4.
  • <9>SBC24293 Unpublished document: National Trust. Undated. Ascott House Gardens.
  • <10>SBC24450 Bibliographic reference: Marilyn Palmer, Michael Nevell & Mark Sissons. 2012. Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook.
  • <11>SBC24487 Bibliographic reference: Tim Richardson. 2013. The New English Garden.
  • <12>SBC25438 Bibliographic reference: Professor Russell Thomas. 2020. The Manufactured Gas Industry: Volume 3 Gazetteer. p36.


Grid reference SP 89130 22670 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish WING, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (11)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC13592)

Record last edited

May 23 2021 3:40PM

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