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Denton House, Cuddesdon and Denton

Description: Denton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246409

OS Grid Reference: SP5934402559
OS Grid Coordinates: 459344, 202559
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7186, -1.1423

Location: Denton Lane, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire OX44 9JF

Locality: Cuddesdon and Denton
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 9JF

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Listing Text

Denton House.
9/21 (Formerly listed as Denton
18/07/63 House with garden wall and
gateway to road)

Mansion. C16 and C17, re-modelled mid C18. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; plain-tile roof with brick stacks. Double-depth plan of 5x3
bays. 3 storeys. Symmetrical mid-C18 5-window (south) front with central
segmental-arched door with moulded architrave and keyblock under a segmental
stone hood on consoles; above are narrow sashes, 8-pane to first floor with
moulded round-cornered architrave and keyblock, and 4-pane to second floor
with rectangular architrave; flanking at each floor are pairs of narrow
renewed sashes with roll-moulded surrounds and keyblocks; the wall has plinth,
moulded storey-bands and a heavy cornice below a plain parapet. To right is a
single-storey one-bay wing with an C18 sash. Additional C20 sashes have been
inserted either side of the central first-floor window. Return front to left
has remains of C17 moulded string-courses and simpler keyblock surrounds,
probably earlier. Return front to right has some C18 sashes, 2 leaded cross-
windows and 2 bell-shaped lead rainwater-heads with dolphin crests and the date
1757. Rear has C17 string-courses and remains of a C17 moulded-stone window-
surround. Concealed roof of 3 spans with a timber bell-cote. Interior:
Central cross-hall at each floor with a large oak open-well starr at the
rear with flat moulded balusters and the date lb14 on panelling and a large
moulded stone Tudor-arched fireplaces a smaller similar fireplace is in a
second-floor room immediately above. To right of the entrance hall is a room
with C18 chestnut and elm full-height fielded panelling with a dentil cornice.
At the rear but now internal are remains of a C16 stone-mullioned window with
ovolo-moulded 4-centre arched lights.
(V.C.H. Oxfordshire V. p,l06 Buildings of England, Oxfordshire, p.564)

Listing NGR: SP5934402559

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Source: English Heritage

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