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Pigeon House Farmhouse, Fencott and Murcott

Description: Pigeon House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 243266

OS Grid Reference: SP5875615440
OS Grid Coordinates: 458756, 215440
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8345, -1.1487

Location: Pigeonhouse Lane, Fencott, Oxfordshire OX5 2RE

Locality: Fencott and Murcott
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX5 2RE

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Listing Text

3/29 Pigeon House Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Possibly C16, and C17. Coursed and random limestone rubble with
wooden lintels; thatch and old plain-tile roofs with rubble and brick stacks.
2-unit through-passage plan, originally smaller. One storey plus attic and 2
storeys. Irregular front, facing away from the lane, has the larger lower
section to left and the C17 tiled bay to right. Earlier bays have, to extreme
left, a doorway in a C20 porch, a small 2-light casement, and, to right, a large
blocked doorway. The adjoining C17 bay has wide stop-chamfered lintels to
renewed casements on both floors. The thatched roof has a rubble chimney to
right with 2 diagonal brick shafts; the chimney projection on the gable wall is
flanked by 2 small windows with heavy stop-chamfered lintels. Rear of lower
range has a further casement, a half dormer, a small stair window and a doorway.
Interior: lower range has a 3-bay floor structure with heavily-chamfered
intersecting beams and similar lateral beams; the large stack with wide blocked
fireplace and passage to rear is probably a C17 insertion. The outer walls are
very thick with an internal batter. Higher bay has an open fireplace with
stop-chamfered lintel, and the flanking windows have stop-chamfered internal

Listing NGR: SP5875615440

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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