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Description: Withycombe Farmhouse and Attached Stable
Date Listed: 20 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 244564
OS Grid Reference: SP4331840221
OS Grid Coordinates: 443318, 240221
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0587, -1.3696
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DRAYTON STRATFORD ROAD
SP 44 SW
3/8 Withycombe Farmhouse and
Farmhouse. Early to mid C17 with later alterations. Garden front. Ironstone
ashlar on right, squared coursed ironstone on left. Steeply pitched C20-tile
roof. Coped stone gables. Stone ridge and end stacks, the two end stacks having
renewed brick shafts. 3-unit plan altogether. 2 storeys plus attics and cellars.
5-window range. Right part has central entrance with C20 door and stone
architrave. Entrance is flanked by pairs of 2-light flat faced mullioned windows
with metal casements and wrought-iron casement fasteners. First floor has 5
similar 2-light windows with wood casements. Left part has 2-light C20 windows.
3 hipped roof dormers. Rear has 3 entrances including a blocked doorway with
wood lintel. Moulded stone eaves cornice. Interior. Inglenook with chamfered
bressumer. Chamfered beams. Straight flight staircase with winder. Splat
balusters have heart shaped decoration. Wide plank doors. Butt purlin roof with
principals pegged at the apex. Stable C18. Coursed, squared ironstone rubble.
Corrugated iron roof. Coped stone gables. Single storey. 3 bays. 2 stable doors
have wood lintels. 2 windows with slats and wood lintels.
(Withycombe was settled in 1653 on Lord Saye and Sele's (of Broughton Castle)
third son John Fiennes and his wife Susannah. The house is said to have been
part of the dowry. VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX, p104-106)
Listing NGR: SP4331840221
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Source: English Heritage
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