SP7713 : Eythrope Pavilion, from the North Bucks Way

taken 8 years ago, near to Stone, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Eythrope Pavilion, from the North Bucks Way
Eythrope Pavilion, from the North Bucks Way
Eythrope is a hamlet and country house - the Eythrope Pavilion - located to the south east of the village of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire. The hamlet name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means "island farm", referring to an island in the River Thame that flows by the hamlet.

This distant view of the Pavilion is all that is visible to the pedestrian from the footpath.

The architect of the Eythrope Pavilion was George Devey (18201886), a specialist in lodges, cottages and country mansions, whose distinctive style included the use of tiles and timbers on external walls. A favourite architect of the Rothschild family, he received numerous commissions from family members (as did fellow architect William Huckvale at Tring). The Pavilion was commissioned by Miss Alice Charlotte von Rothschild (1847-1922). When her brother Ferdinand began the construction of Waddesdon Manor in 1874, Miss Rothschild acquired a nearby property at Eythrope where, between 1876 and 1879, she had a park and garden created and Eythrope Pavilion built, near to the River Thame. Because she had suffered from rheumatic fever, she had been advised not to sleep near water because dampness would aggravate her health, so the Pavilion was originally built for daytime occupation only and at nights she returned to Waddesdon Manor. The house was later extended and today looks something of a pot pourri of styles.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 September, 2009
Category
Mansion   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 770 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0247N 0:53.0259W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 771 134
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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