Ref NoDCS/2/6/2
TitleHigh and Over
Admin/Biog HistoryHigh and Over in Amersham, Buckinghamshire was a private house built by Amyas Connell (of Connell and Thomson) in 1928-1931 for Bernard and Dorothy Ashmole, with Messrs Watson of Ascot being employed for the construction company. The project also involved building outhouses including an electrical transformer, a lodge for the gardener and his wife, and a water tower. A short film by Pathé entitled 'The house of a dream' was based on this house in Aug 1931. The house was Grade II* listed in 1971 and is currently split in to two houses.

Connell was requested by the Ashmoles in 1933 to design further properties to be built on High and Over Estate [see DCS/2/6/16-9]
DescriptionContains research material relating to High and Over, including:

-Published articles, dated 1931-2007, relating to the building of High and Over in 1931, discussions of listed status in 1968, and its conversion by John Winter in the 1990s.
-Photocopies and print-outs of architectural drawings produced by Connell including sectional isometric drawings, floor plans and elevation drawings. Also includes a print out of a sketch done by Connell in August 1979 of High and Over.
-B&w and colour photographs (including photocopies and print-outs of photographs) showing the interior, exterior and aerial shots of High and Over in the 1930s, 1980s [and c2000s]. Also includes colour photographs taken by Paul Barnfather in 1999 and a card written by Barnfather to Sharp.
-Letter from National Monuments Record (English Heritage), dated May 2000, to Rendel (née Godwin) along with a copy of the Docomomo international register fiche relating to the listed status of High and Over.
Date1931-2007
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Image CaptionB&w photograph showing High and Over, [dated c1930s]
Colour photograph showing High and Over taken by Paul Barnfather, dated 1999
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