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Astley Bridge Farmhouse, Merton

Description: Astley Bridge Farmhouse

Grade: II
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

Location: Merton, Oxfordshire OX6 0ND

Locality: Merton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX6 0ND

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Listing Text

3/98 Astley Bridge Farmhouse
26/11/51 (Formerly listed as Astley
Bridge Farmhouse and
- II
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

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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