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Description: Cromwells House
Date Listed: 5 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 246662
OS Grid Reference: SP5259908918
OS Grid Coordinates: 452599, 208918
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7765, -1.2390
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MARSTON MILL LANE
SP50NW (East side)
4/142 No.17 (Cromwells House)
Manor house, now house. Early/mid C17, possibly partly earlier, extended early
C20. Coursed squared limestone rubble with timber lintels; old plain-tile roof
with brick gable stacks. 2-unit through-passage plan. 2 storeys plus attics.
2-window front, with chamfered plinth, has central triangular-headed doorway
with label and .3-light leaded casements at ground and first floors. The 2 gabled
roof dormers with canted bay windows on moulded cills and brackets do not appear
on early views of he house. To left, set back, and to rear are C20 buff-brick
extensions. Interior: oak screen, to left of passage, with ovolo-moulded framing
and Tudor-arched doorway with foliage-carved spandrels; stone arched fireplace
with recessed spandrels and cast-iron fireback of 1649; re-set (4-centre arched
doorway with recessed spandrels and ribbed oak door. Part of the Manor house
noted as having been built by Unton Croke and used as Fairfax's headquarters
during the seige of Oxford in 1645. The treaty for the surrender of Oxford was
signed there in 1646. See also No.15 Mill Lane (Manor House).
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.215).
Listing NGR: SP5259908918
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Source: English Heritage
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