Description: Cottisford House
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243594
OS Grid Reference: SP5878531110
OS Grid Coordinates: 458785, 231110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9754, -1.1456
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COTTISFORD MAIN STREET
SP5831 (North side)
15/2 Cottisford House
House. c.1700 with alterations and additions c.1830 by William Turner.
Restoration following fire c.1930. Squared, coursed limestone. Hipped old-tile
roof. Stone ridge and end stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys plus attic.
3-window range. Central entrance reached via stone steps has panelled/glazed
door in broken segmental door-case. Entrance is flanked by tall, narrow sashes
with glazing bars and stone surround. 3 similar first floor windows. Dentilled
wood eaves cornice. Hipped roof dormers. Lower early C19 wing abuts to left.
Similar wing on right now demolished. West elevation. Double-depth plan with
hipped M-shaped roof. 2 storeys. 3-window range. Central entrance has panelled
door, semi-circular fanlight and open-pedimented wood door-case. Entrance is
flanked by sashes in flush wood frames with glazing bars and keyblock lintels. 3
similar first floor windows, the central window under a Flemish style stone
gable. 3-window range on south return. Built c.1700 for Laurence Lord, a tenant
of Eton College who were Lords of Cottisford from 1442 to the end of the C19.
Interior has C18 and C19 style fittings.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p559; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI, p105;
Blomfield, J.C.: History of Cottisford in History of the Present Deanery of
Bicester, 1887, part 3, pp22-3)
Listing NGR: SP5878531110
Source: English Heritage
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