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Gunfield, Oxford

Description: Gunfield

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 September 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 245987

OS Grid Reference: SP5152807544
OS Grid Coordinates: 451528, 207544
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7642, -1.2547

Location: Ufton Grove, Oxford OX2 6PS

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX2 6PS

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Listing Text

SP 50 NW
24/10002 No 19 (Gunfield)
- II
Large detached house with former chapel (later used as a music room)
linked by a passageway. 1877 by Frederick Codd. Chapel added 1909 by
N.W. & G.A. Harrison for St. Hugh's Hall; linking passageway 1915 by
Arthur Hamilton Moberly for the Denekes family. Porch and 3-storey
loggia on garden front also by Moberly. Red brick with stone
dressings and floor bands, and blue brick bands. Tiled roof with tall
gables to bays and tall brick chimney stacks, those to returns rising
from ground level. Central bay rises to a small tower with pyramidal
roof having a cast iron finial. Gothick style. 2 storeys, attic and
semi-basement. 6 windows. Front of 2 gabled outer bays with grouped
pointed-arch sashes, 3 to right and 2 to left with central colonette.
Stepped to ground floor right. Entrance on right hand return with
gabled timber porch approached by steps. Garden front of 2 gabled
bays; right hand has canted bay through ground and 1st floor, central
windows with colonette mullions, and cast iron balcony to paired
pointed arch attic windows with colonette. Left hand bay has
projecting timber and brick loggia; ground floor open on 2 sides with
tiled roof supporting a smaller timber framed and herringbone
brickwork 1st floor balcony with chamfered beam; glazing probably
later (this may have been a sleeping balcony). Tiled roof with
overhanging eaves supporting an openwork timber balustrade to a roof
terrace approached by flat-arched attic doorway. Interior retains
many original features including cornices and skirting boards. Open
well staircase has curiously low-level balustrade of turned balusters
with moulded handrail and carved lion finial to newel. Gothick stone
chimneypiece in stair hall. Ground floor Gothick doors with chamfered
panel rails. Two main reception rooms converted to one with 2 column
screen having moulded frame in simple Art Deco style; believed to be
by Moberly. Each of these rooms with an C18 style chimneypiece. The
original entrance bell in elaborate cast and wrought iron crenellated
housing with long pull enriched with wrought iron flora and foliage
and open-work pendant has been repositioned inside the hall. External
passageway to the former chapel of 2 storeys, the top tile-hung with
2-light windows, and tiled roof. Ground floor open to front with good
cast and wrought iron lantern with coloured glass diamond panes and
scrolled wrought iron bracket. F mer chapel of brick with pitched
tiled roof. Single storey. 4 bays, each buttressed with tiled off-
sets. 4-light transom and mullion windows with small leaded panes;
eastern window with cusped tracery head. Interior has well detailed
open arch-braced timber roof, fireplace, parquet floor and western

Listing NGR: SP5152807544

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Source: English Heritage

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