Totteridge conservation area

This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of Totteridge Conservation Area.

Totteridge was once an outlying hamlet of High Wycombe. It is now surrounded on three sides by suburban growth, but lies opposite the expanse of Kings Wood. The conservation area provides a welcome contrast to the urbanity of its surrounding with its buildings of individual character.

Totteridge House Cottage is the main building of architectural interest in the area, and is a vernacular 18th century building of flint rubble. Adjoining in the unlisted but important Totteridge House, with its distinctive chimneys visible in views across the common. Nearby modern houses have taken inspiration from this grouping, particularly through use of materials and detailing. The new development at Reynolds Close and Richard Gardens thus blend in well with the historic buildings

A further small terrace of brick and flint cottages form an attractive feature facing onto the open space. Elsewhere in the conservation area materials are more varied, utilising brick, render ad whitewash.

The Common and wood opposite forms not only and important open space, but creates a verdant setting for the buildings in the conservation area. There is one listed building in the conservation area.