106 High Street
106 High Street, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JF
Roofed and walled permanent structures.
Late nineteenth century Rothschild Estate building, formerly a shop and now a house. Former drapers shop. Two and a half storey detached building prominently positioned directly onto the pavement. Steeply pitched gable roof with ridgeline running parallel with the carriageway. Tall diamond shaped double flue brick chimneys with over-sailing courses to gable ends. Decorative red ridge tiles. Roof laid in blue/grey clay tiles with red tiles used to create decorative diamond pattern. Three dormers break eaves line, central of which is catslide in form and outer two are large gabled dormers, the apex of which are decorated with applied painted timber with painted pebble-dashed panels. Unusual because it is largely constructed of rubblestone with decorative hung tiles to first floor. Ground floor retains attractive 19th century shop front despite conversion of building to domestic dwelling. Also timber mullion and transom window to ground floor contained beneath red brick arch. Three timber mullion and transom windows to first floor. This is an architecturally flamboyant building that attracts attention due to its use of assorted construction material, contrast in colours and textured and patterned surfaces. The building retains the majority of its original external features and architectural detailing and makes a positive visual contribution to the street scene. Architect – William Taylor. A Local Building of Note within the Conservation Area (B1).
Statement of Significance
Asset typeLate nineteenth century Rothschild Estate building, formerly a shop and now a house.
Architectural and Artistic Interest
11 Jan 2023
01 Nov 2022
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