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Tower and Wall Approximately 20 Metres North East of Rycote House, Great Haseley

Description: Tower and Wall Approximately 20 Metres North East of Rycote House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246838

OS Grid Reference: SP6669504739
OS Grid Coordinates: 466695, 204739
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7374, -1.0355

Location: Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2PE

Locality: Great Haseley
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 2PE

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Listing Text

6/72 Tower and wall approx. 20m. NE
18/07/63 of Rycote House


Tower and wall. Early C16. Diaper brickwork with stone dressings. 2-storey
octagonal tower, with stone quoins, moulded strings and copings, has small
4-centre arched windows with labels and a richly-moulded 4-centred arched
doorway. Attached wall to right has the re-set remains of a stone doorcase of
c.1700 with eared architrave and carved surround including lion-mask consoles
and festoons. To right the wall breaks forward with an octagonal angle buttress.
The remnant of the main block of the mansion probably re-built after 1521 by Sir
John Heron, Treasurer to Henry VIII, and/or after 1539 by Sir John William
later Baron Williams of Thame. The house is shown in views of c.1695 by
Winstanley and of 1714 by Kip. It was burned down in 1745.
(J. Salmon, Rycote Chapel, MPBW Guidebook, 1967; Buildings of England:
Oxfordshire, pp.748-9).

Listing NGR: SP6669504740

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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