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Description: The Old Rectory, Halton House and Attached Walls and Piers
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243254
OS Grid Reference: SP5626415822
OS Grid Coordinates: 456264, 215822
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8382, -1.1848
CHARLTON ON OTMOOR MAIN STREET
SP5615 (South side)
11/17 The Old Rectory, Halton House
26/11/51 and attached walls and piers
(Formerly listed as Rectory)
Rectory, now 2 houses. 1689 for Dr. Halton; altered and enlarged c.1805 for
Revd. John Knipe. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh-slate
roofs with brick stacks. L-plan, much extended. 2 storeys plus attic.
Architectural front, facing garden, has a 2-storey service range projecting from
extreme left of the C17 section; to extreme right is a regular 5-window section
with 12-pane sashes above tall casements and, its central bay, a tripartite sash
above an added stone porch, (dated 1856), with pilasters and a cornice; earliest
section retains, at first floor, three 2-light stone-mullioned windows with
Classical architraves and moulded sills, and at ground floor has a blocked
doorway between 3-light mullioned windows, the right window complete with 2
early casements, the left window without its mullions and containing a later
4-light casement. Rear and left gable wall of C17 section have further
stone-mullioned windows of one and 2 lights, fitted with sashes and all with
damaged architraves; gable shows original roofline, raised to align with roof of
later section. Rear of later range has a double-gabled rear wing with an arched
stair window, and a projecting porch containing a panelled door in a
stone-architraved doorway framed by Tuscan pilasters and a large triangular
pediment. Interior: earlier range has stop-chamfered cross beams, a winder
stair, and some old doors. Stone-coped rubble walls approximately 2.5 metres
high extend between ashlar piers, approximately 40 metres to east and 15 metres
to west of the porch, returning down Otmoor Lane for approximately 35 metres.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.IV, p.81; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.530
Listing NGR: SP5626415822
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