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IoE Number: 46157
Photographer: Mr John Cano-Lopez
Date Photographed: 14 March 2005
Date listed: 09 January 1954
Date of last amendment: 09 January 1954
Grade I

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WEST WYCOMBE963West WycombePark HouseSU 8294 10/69.1.54.

WEST WYCOMBE 1. 963 West Wycombe Park House SU 8294 10/6 9.1.54. I 2. Later C17 or early C18 structure remodelled circa 1735-65 for Sir Francis Dashwood Bart, Lord Le Despencer (1708-81). Stone and stucco house of rectangular plan with long sides facing north and south. North front in Palladian manner with projecting central pediment on 4 engaged Roman Ionic columns. East elevation tetrastyle Doric portico with frescoes (in course of restoration), to tympanum and to external wall of house, shown in engraving of 1757. South front by John Donovell circa 1760 (perhaps based on Palladio's Palazzo Chiericati at Vicenza) has double, superimposed colonnade, Tuscan on ground floor, Corinthian to 1st floor, with central projecting pediment; frescoes on ground floor ceiling and east end wall. West front has Greek Ionic hexastyle portico (based on the Temple of Teosiin Greece) with coffered and frescoed soffit. Designed circa 1765 by Robert Adam and carried out with modifications by Nicholas Revett. Interior has ground floor ceilings printed by Borgnis, either Giuseppe or his son Giovanni. Carved marble chimneypieces, - in State Drawing Room by Henry Cheere, in Dining Room by Thomas Carter. Staircase wall paintings after Raphael's Vatican Loggie. See Country Life, 1 and 8.1.1916 alma 6 and 13.5.1933.

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