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Portway House, Kirtlington

Description: Portway House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243438

OS Grid Reference: SP5005419971
OS Grid Coordinates: 450054, 219971
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8761, -1.2743

Location: Heyford Road, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3HU

Locality: Kirtlington
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX5 3HU

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Listing Text

(East side)

16/53 Portway House

- II

Substantial house. 1684 on datestone, extended early C20. Coursed squared
limestone with ashlar dressings concrete plain-tile, old plain-tile and
Stonesfield-slate roofs with rubble and brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus
attics. 3-window garden front has the entrance to left of centre below a blocked
2-light stone-mullioned window, and in the outer bays has 3-light leaded
mullioned windows. A sundial with a rectangular moulded frame is inscribed "TW
AW/1684". A moulded string course rises over the entrance and returns to left.
Roof has 3 gabled roof dormers, a gable stack to right, and is hipped to left
returning over the long rear wing. 3 bays of 6-window elevation facing left are
C17 and have similar 3-light mullioned windows, the central windows lighting a
stair and cutting across the string; extension of the range in similar style
incorporates an earlier single-storey range. Main entrance now in angle of
ranges. Interior not inspected.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.220; Buildings of England; Oxfordshire, p.678).

Listing NGR: SP5005419971

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Source: English Heritage

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