Ref NoDCS/2/6/17
TitleHigh and Over Park: General papers
Admin/Biog HistoryThe Sun Houses (4,5,6 and 8) High and Over Park, Station Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, were four private houses built by Amyas Connell (of Connell and Ward) in 1933-1935 for Bernard and Dorothy Ashmole and completed by the contractors, West and Musgrave. The Ashmoles had originally planned for thirty houses to be built on the estate where their house, High and Over, was situated but only four were done by Connell. Three of the houses completed were for Mr Charles de Peyer, a relative of Mrs Ashmole, and one house was built for Mr James MacGibbon. In 1979 all four houses were Grade II listed.
DescriptionContains research material relating to the building of the Sun Houses (numbers 4,5,6 and 8) on High and Over Park, including:

-Photocopies of architectural drawings by Connell and Ward, dated 1934, showing layout plans and elevations for the proposed house for James MacGibbon
-Correspondence between James MacGibbon and Amersham Rural District Council, dated 1936, concerning the lack of a completion inspection and water certificate and the reduction in the size of the plot on which MacGibbon's house was built
-Correspondence of Charles de Peyer and Amersham Rural District Council, dated 1934-1948, concernining planning permission and the building of three private houses
-Correspondence, dated 1975-2003, concerning the condition of the Sunhouses in later years and the proposed plan to build further properties on High and Over Park
-Published articles, dated 1935-1962, relating to these four houses and further developments on High and Over Park
-One b&w photograph and thirteen colour photographs (taken by Paul Barnfather in 1999) showing houses on High and Over Park
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Image CaptionB&w photograph showing the front door of a house on High and Over Park, dated c1930s
Colour photograph taken by Paul Barnfather showing a house on High and Over Park, dated 1999
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