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The Old Vicarage and Attached Walls, Gates and Gatepiers, Adderbury

Description: The Old Vicarage and Attached Walls, Gates and Gatepiers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 243763

OS Grid Reference: SP4716635371
OS Grid Coordinates: 447166, 235371
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0148, -1.3141

Locality: Adderbury
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX17 3LS

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Listing Text

(East side)
Adderbury East
7/41 The Old Vicarage and attached
08/12/55 walls, gates and gatepiers
(Formerly listed as The Old

Vicarage, now house. Early C18 incorporating earlier features, altered and
extended late C19. Marlstone ashlar and squared coursed rubble;
Stonesfield-slate roof with ashlar stacks. L-plan with service range. 2 storeys
plus attic. Left part of ashlar front has a symmetrical 5-window arrangement of
tall 12-pane sashes, and has a central arched doorway in a stone Baroque
surround with large imposts and a heavy double-stepped keyblock. Steep-pitched
roof with 3 hipped roof dormers is hipped to left but extends to right over a
wide blank section which has only one blind window at each floor. A lower C19
service range extends to left of main range. Right gable wall (with parapet),
and principal windows at rear are C19 and have limestone dressings; rear wing,
returning from hipped end, has also been extended in C19. Tall hipped-roofed
stair tower, in angle of ranges, has early-C18 window openings matching those at
the front, but the lowest window has a stone mullion, as has a cellar window in
the rear wing. Interior: intersecting moulded beams in hall and a stop-chamfered
door frame in the attic may be C17, and a chamfered Tudor-arched stone doorway
in the cellars is C16/C17; early-C18 work includes a fine oak dogleg stair,
rising to attics, with moulded closed string, turned balusters, and a newel of 4
clustered balusters. A first-floor room is lined with re-used C17 oak panelling,
and there is a complete C18 panelled room at ground floor with a moulded cornice
above fielded panelling. A fine C18 panelled cupboard, with a dentil cornice and
concave sections breaking back from an arched central section, has been re-set
in a first floor corridor. Heavy butt-purlin roof. In the cellar, a re-set
medieval stone corbel of a muzzled dog. Marlstone garden walls, with flat stone
copings, extend from right end of house approximately 25 metres along Mill Lane,
ramping up twice and incorporating a Tudor-arched stone doorway, also across
forecourt incorporating square ashlar gatepiers, with stone vase finials and
wrought-iron gates, and extend approximately 20 metres to east of gates.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p416; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p11; Country
Life: Vol 105, 1949, p86)

Listing NGR: SP4716635371

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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