Winslow Hall - Chimneys - Bucks
Posted by: Norfolk12
N 51° 56.484 W 000° 52.800
30U E 645721 N 5756643
Quick Description: A splendid row of chimneys on this old house in Winslow, Bucks.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/31/2011 1:02:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMC67X
Winslow was the birthplace of William Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury under William and Mary.
In 1700, William Lowndes bought several farmhouses in Sheep Street and demolished them all to provide a site for a new country house. Winslow Hall was designed for Lowndes by Sir Christopher Wren.
It was built to the highest standards by craftsmen used to building fine houses and public buildings in London. The Lowndes family remained lords of the manor until the early 1900s. Redfield, a Victorian villa, was also built for the Selby Lowndes family but was later occupied by the Lambtons.
Private or Public Property?: Private but viewable from the roadside
What material is it made from?: Bricks
When was it made?: 1/1/1700
Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 5ft ish
Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Country House
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