Grade II-listed country house featured in Poirot and Midsomer Murders goes on ...

Grade II-listed country house featured in Poirot and Midsomer Murders goes on ...
Grade II-listed country house featured in Poirot and Midsomer Murders goes on ...

An iconic country house that featured in several TV drama including Agatha Christie's Poirot has gone on the market for £2.5million.

The quirky Y-shaped High and Over was met with disdain from the public and local planners when it was built in 1931.

But the Grade II* listed building is now widely considered to be the first and finest house built in the Modernist style in Britain.

The six-bedroom property in Amersham, Bucks, was used in ITV's Poirot as the home of villain Henry Reedburn in The King of Clubs in 1989.

It also appeared in several other TV series including Midsomer Murders, New Tricks and Mr Selfridge, as well as a location for fashion and editorial features.

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High and Over, an iconic country house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire that has featured in several TV dramas has gone on the market for £2.5 million

High and Over, an iconic country house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire that has featured in several TV dramas has gone on the market for £2.5 million

The Grade II* listed building, built in a quirky Y-shape, is widely considered to be the first and finest house built in the Modernist style in Britain

The Grade II* listed building, built in a quirky Y-shape, is widely considered to be the first and finest house built in the Modernist style in Britain

The house has about 1,000 sq ft of partly-covered roof terrace with far-reaching views to the Misbourne Valley

The house has about 1,000 sq ft of partly-covered roof terrace with far-reaching views to the Misbourne Valley

The six-bedroom property in Amersham was used in ITV's Poirot murder mystery series, starring David Suchet at the infamous moustached detective

The six-bedroom property in Amersham was used in ITV's Poirot murder mystery series, starring David Suchet at the infamous moustached detective

It was the home of villain Henry Reedburn (played by David Swift) in the Poirot episode The King of Clubs in 1989

It was the home of villain Henry Reedburn (played by David Swift) in the Poirot episode The King of Clubs in 1989

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The house is now regarded as one of the most important buildings to be built in the 20th century and has featured in many famous publications including Pevsner's Buildings of England

The house is now regarded as one of the most important buildings to be built in the 20th century and has featured in many famous publications including Pevsner's Buildings of England

High and Over was designed by Amyas Connell, who later became part of the pioneering architectural practice Connell, Ward & Lucas, for Bernard Ashmole, a professor of archaeology at London University.

At the time it provoked a lot of debate with Sir John Betjeman saying 'all Buckinghamshire was scandalised' by its appearance.

The house is now regarded as one of the most important buildings to be built in the 20th century and has featured in many famous publications including Pevsner's Buildings of England.

The property was split into two separate homes in 1962 until 2008 when it was sensitively restored to

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