Description: Astley Bridge Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243340
OS Grid Reference: SP5916018017
OS Grid Coordinates: 459160, 218017
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8576, -1.1424
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3/98 Astley Bridge Farmhouse
26/11/51 (Formerly listed as Astley
Bridge Farmhouse and
Farmhouse. Mid C18. Limestone rubble with squared dressings and some brick
ornament; concrete plain-tile roof with brick ridge stack. Central-stair plan
with rear outshut. Mid-Georgian style. 2 storeys plus attic. Symmetrical
3-window front of main range breaks forward in the centre below a
pediment-shaped gable which contains a brick-arched lunette; the centre bay also
has a Venetian window above a similar arrangement incorporating the front door,
both with brick relieving arches. Outer bays have 16-pane sashes above 20-pane
sashes. A brick cornice with moulded dentils breaks around the centre bay and
returns to the sides. Hipped roof extends over rear outshut. Lower slated
granary range to right is now incorporated into the house but retains an
external brick stair to rear. Rear wing returning on left was formerly a dairy.
Interior: most features renewed C20.
(V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol,V, p.222 (description confused with Merton Grounds
Farmhouse); Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.701).
Listing NGR: SP5916018017
Source: English Heritage
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