Description: Home Close and Attached Walls and Steps
Date Listed: 20 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 244702
OS Grid Reference: SP3566737334
OS Grid Coordinates: 435667, 237334
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0333, -1.4815
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SIBFORD FERRIS MAIN STREET
16/146 Home Close and attached walls
House. 1911 by M.H. Baillie-Scott for E. Ernest Boorne Esq. Squared coursed
ironstone. Steeply pitched stone slate roof laid to diminishing bonds. Stone
coped gables with moulded kneelers. Diagonally set brick internal stacks and
stone end stacks. Long rectangular plan with flanking wings. Arts and Crafts
style. Single storey plus attic. 9-window attic range. Gabled 2-storey porch has
plank door. Garage door and another C20 door on right. Ground floor windows
include stone mullioned and stone mullioned and transomed windows. Hood moulds
and label stops. Attic floor has stone mullioned windows and 3 asymmetical
gabled half-dormers. Rear has wide 4-centred arched stone doorway. To left a
tall 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window to hall. To right 5- and
6-light stone mullioned windows. Hood moulds and label stops. First floor has
stone mullioned or mullioned and transomed windows. Interior. Complete and
unaltered with stone fireplaces, fireplace with wood surround, panelling, plank
doors with wrought-iron hinges, stone flags, open well staircase in C17 style.
To rear a series of walls, steps and round headed niches forming a planned
layout, also designed by M.H. Baillie Scott.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p766; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol X, p229;
Baillie-Scott, M.H. and Beresford, A.E., Houses and Gardens, 1933, p261 and
Listing NGR: SP3567037340
Source: English Heritage
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