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West End Farmhouse, Merton

Description: West End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243348

OS Grid Reference: SP5753617824
OS Grid Coordinates: 457536, 217824
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8561, -1.1660

Location: 4 Croft Close, Merton, Oxfordshire OX25 2NG

Locality: Merton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX25 2NG

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Listing Text

10/106 West End Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. c.1700, extended late C18/early C19. Limestone ashlar and coursed
rubble with some wooden lintels; old plain-tile roof with rebuilt brick stacks.
3-unit plan with end outshut, extended to L plan. 2 storeys plus attic.
Symmetrical 5-window ashlar front, with rusticated quoins, plinth and storey
band, breaks forward in the middle 3 bays, below a tall parapetted gable
containing an oculus; the projecting kneelers return as a stone cornice over the
wide flanking bays. Central doorway, with panelled door, has a wide plain
architrave with double-stepped keyblock below a flat canopy on shaped brackets.
The window above is blind. All windows are of 2 lights and have ovolo-moulded
surrounds, retaining central mullions at first floor. End gables contain similar
attic windows. Rubble outshut to right is roughly contemporary. Rear has a large
stone lateral stack with many offsets, and has stop-chamfered lintels. Rear
wing, returning on right has been shortened. Interior: winder stair at first
floor; some plank doors and a wooden latch; butt-purlin roof with heavy rafters.
Most roof timbers and some window mouldings show signs of being re-used
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.222; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.701).

Listing NGR: SP5753617824

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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