Building record 1122602000 - GROUNDS OF THE CHALET, ASTON HILL

Summary

Late nineteenth century skittle alley

Protected Status/Designation

  • Listed Building (II) 1200386: SKITTLE ALLEY IN THE GROUNDS OF OF THE CHALET
  • SHINE: Halton Hall medieval to post medieval manor and designed park earthworks

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Type and Period (1)

  • SKITTLE ALLEY (19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

Description

Grade II. Skittle alley. Late C19, built for Alfred de Rothschild of Halton House for entertaining guests at The Chalet. Cast-iron frame with scroll enriched trusses, each having the Rothschild monogram. Glazed roof with cast-iron eaves brackets designed to appear as tree branches; similar crossed twigs form squares along the top of the eaves. Single storey. 6 bays. Brick gable end walls. Sides glazed with continuous timber plank apron. A log 8 wheel device has survived for opening the roof. Guests were brought from Halton House in a pony carriage to admire the wide view and be entertained for the day; a pack of spaniels was kept in adjoining kennels (B1)

Sources (1)

  • <1>SBC19351 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Added 12th October 1993.

Location

Grid reference SP 88888 10103 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish ASTON CLINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Sep 7 2009 12:32PM

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