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Description: Cotman House
Date Listed: 20 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 244624
OS Grid Reference: SP3724642862
OS Grid Coordinates: 437246, 242862
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0829, -1.4579
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SHENINGTON WITH ALKERTON SHENINGTON
7/68 Cotman House
Rectory, now house. C16/C17 origins, partly rebuilt after fire in 1721. Garden
front. Ironstone ashlar with coursed ironstone rubble to sides. Steeply pitched
stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. C20-tile roofs to rear. Stone
coped gables with moulded kneelers. Renewed brick ridge stacks. Rear ranges
have brick or stone end stacks, one brick stack is on a stone base. 2-unit early
C18 front range with 2-unit service wing to rear plus gabled staircase
projection and lower gabled part altogether roughly forming an L-plan. 2 storeys
plus attic. 3-window range. Approximately central entrance has panelled/glazed
door and is flanked by paired sash windows with glazing bars and wood lintels.
First floor has three 3-light windows with opening casements. Three 2-light roof
dormers. Sun alliance fire plaque on first floor lintel. Rear. Gabled staircase
projection has 2-light windows with wood lintels, a C19 round headed window and
a 2-light window high up which has lead cames and crown glass. Right end shows
service wing of 2 different heights. Higher part on left. 4-panelled door and
3-light casement on ground floor. 16-pane sash window to first floor. Roof
dormer. Right part has a 2-light window on ground floor and a 3-light window to
first floor. Wood lintels. Interior. Early C18 range. 2 principal rooms divided
by entrance hall have marble fireplaces, boxed beams and pine fittings. Kitchen
has wide stone fireplace with stop-chamfered bressumer and pine cupboards with H
hinges. Old service room has stop-chamfered beam, wide fireplace with
stop-chamfered bressumer, bread oven and housing for copper. 2 small wood
mullioned windows with wooden shutters used for ventilation. Stone spiral
staircase to cellar has pine door with double hinge device. 2-light stone
mullioned windows with reset ovolo mullions and one with a C13 style head.
Vaulted stone ceiling and stone pitchings. 2-panelled and 4-panelled doors, pine
cupboards with H and L shaped iron hinges. Early C18 front range has a 3- bay
butt purlin roof. Stone flag floors and wide floor boards throughout.
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p140)
Listing NGR: SP3724642862
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Source: English Heritage
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