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The Great House, Great Milton

Description: The Great House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246882

OS Grid Reference: SP6274802394
OS Grid Coordinates: 462748, 202394
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7168, -1.0931

Location: Church Road, Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD

Locality: Great Milton
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 7PD

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Listing Text

SP60SW (West side)
5/116 The Great House
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as Milton


Large house. Rear wing, C16/C17; front range late C17/early C18; garden range
dated 1788 on rainwater heads. Garden range almost certainly by James Wyatt for
Richard Ryder, Home Secretary. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings;
ashlar; old plain-tile and Welsh slate roofs with brick and stone stacks.
U-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. 7-window front, with plinth, plain parapet and
heavy moulded cornice, is divided 2:3:2 with the side bays breaking forward.
Central glazed door has moulded stone architrave and flanking fluted pilasters
supporting a flat hood. All windows have early sashes with thick glazing bars
and are framed by moulded stone architraves with aprons. Hipped roof, with 5
hipped 2-light dormers arranged 1:3:1, has tall stone stacks projecting from the
end walls with brick shafts. 7-window 2-storey garden range to left, in ashlar
with first-floor sill band and moulded cornice, has 2-storey, 3-window
semi-circular bay to right of centre and, to right of it, a tripartite sash
window at ground floor. Sashes are all large with very thin glazing bars. A
shallow hipped Welsh slate roof is concealed by the plain parapet. Early rear
wing to right of front range, with a stone moulded gable parapet with projecting
kneelers and a large projecting lateral stack, has been re-windowed with sashes
including a tripartite sash. Interior: Central hall has late C17 panelling with
arched panels over the fireplace. Garden range contains an ante-room with
distyle in antis Doric screen supporting a 3-centred central arch, a bow-ended
drawing room with delicate honeysuckle frieze and marble fireplace with relief
panel of Muse of Music, and a 3-window saloon with similar frieze and a marble
fireplace with central panel of a cherub driving a chariot containing a lion and
a goat. 2 late C18 stairs, both with wreathed handrails and stick
balusters.(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. VII, p,120; Buildings of England:
Oxfordshire, p.623).

Listing NGR: SP6274802394

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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