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Stone House, Finmere

Description: Stone House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 243604

OS Grid Reference: SP6357833006
OS Grid Coordinates: 463578, 233006
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9919, -1.0755

Location: Valley Road, Finmere, Oxfordshire MK18 4BG

Locality: Finmere
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: MK18 4BG

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Listing Text

SP6333, SP6232-6332 (West side)
11/12, 12/12 Stone House

- II

House, Datestone IYEY/1638 in left gable. Datestone 1879 ATL. C20 alterations.
Squared coursed limestone. Steeply pitched red-tile roof with stone coped gables
and ball finials, 2 brick end stacks and a stair ridge stack with chamfered
stone base. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys plus attic. 3-window range. Entrance
off-centre to right via C20 porch. Ground floor has two 4-light stone mullioned
windows to left of porch and another similar window to right, Hand moulds and
label stops. First floor has three 3-light stone mullioned windows with hood
moulds and label stops. 3 gabled full dormers have 3-light stone mullion windows
and stone coped gables. All windows on front elevation have C20 opening
casements inserted within the stone mullioned frames. Stone string course to
attic. Single storey outshot to rear. Interior noted as containing C17 ceiling
beams and C19 staircase. Known as Mr. Lepper's House in 1887. When he bought it
the house was one storey high and thatched. Lepper raised the walls in 1879.
IYEY/1638 stands for members of the Yates family. Interior not inspected.
(V.C.H: 0xfordshire: Vol VI, p117; Blomfield, J.C.; History of Finmere in History
of the Present Deanery of Bicester: 1887, p120)

Listing NGR: SP6357833006

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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