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River View, Sandford-on-Thames

Description: River View

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 246515

OS Grid Reference: SP5349601699
OS Grid Coordinates: 453496, 201699
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7115, -1.2271

Location: 3 Church Road, Sandford-on-Thames OX4 4YF

Locality: Sandford-on-Thames
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX4 4YF

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Listing Text

(South side)
10/115 (14/7 ) Nos.3 to 8 (consecutive)
08/02/83 (River View)
- II

Terrace of 6 cottages. Circa 1825. Brick in Flemish bond; corrugated sheet
roofs with brick ridge-stacks. Double-depth plan. 2-storeys. 2-window fronts
with central plank doors flanked by 3-light casements at ground and first
floors under segmental arches. Roofs of 10 degrees pitch have boxed eaves. 4-
flue stack between each pair of cottages. Built to house workers from James
Swann's nearby paper mill. Roofs originally covered in tarred paper in
accordance with the ideas of J.C. Loudon as expressed in his pamphlet: "Account
of the Paper Roofs used at Tew Lodge, Oxon", 2nd edition, 1811- Mr. Swann being
mentioned in Loudon's pamphlet as being "thoroughly conversant in the business
of paper roofs". Roof trusses built exactly to Loudon's specifications. The
only former paper-roofed building erected to Loudon's specifications which is
known to survive.

Listing NGR: SP5349601699

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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