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Description: Rectory House
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246970
OS Grid Reference: SP5999005527
OS Grid Coordinates: 459990, 205527
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7452, -1.1325
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WHEATLEY CROWN ROAD
SP5905 (South side)
7/202 No.30 (Rectory House)
Farmhouse, now offices and flat. Late C16/early C17. Coursed squared limestone
rubble; old plain-tile roof and brick stacks. T-plan. 2 storeys plus attics.
Entrance front has stair tower to left of centre, extended by a slightly later
2-storey bay. Entrance to right of tower. Bay to right has C19 window at ground
floor but 3-light stone-mullioned windows at first floor and in large gable.
2-light windows in stair tower and bay to left (blocked) all with ovolo mullions
and labels. 2 large stacks, with 2 and 4 diagonal shafts rise from left gable
and above door. End and subsidiary gables have parapets with moulded copings and
prominent fluted-scroll kneelers. Rear wall has been entirely rebuilt with brick
dressings to all openings, probably in late C18 or early C19. Interior: Fine
open-well stair to attics with pierced flat balusters. Wide roll-moulded
handrail and elaborate 2-tier lantern finials; winder stair rises beside top
flight to roof space. First-floor landing has elaborate wooden double archway to
stair having 3-centre arches with recessed spandrels, carved stops to mouldings
and a dentil cornice; 4 doorways with 3- and 4-centre arches with foliage
spandrels, some with heavy doors of 9 moulded panels and studded framing;
remains of deep plaster frieze around landing with arabesque panels. 2
Tudor-arched stone fireplaces with recessed spandrels. Roof has cambered collar
trusses and butt purlins.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.19; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.838).
Listing NGR: SP5999005527
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Source: English Heritage
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