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Greys Court, Dower House, Rotherfield Greys

Description: Greys Court, Dower House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 247146

OS Grid Reference: SU7254483383
OS Grid Coordinates: 472544, 183383
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5447, -0.9553

Location: Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire RG9 4PG

Locality: Rotherfield Greys
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG9 4PG

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Listing Text

6/124 Greys Court, Dower House
24/10/51 (Formerly listed as Greys
Court including Batchelors
Hall, The Well House, and
Towers NE, NW and SW of house)
Formerly known as Batchelors Hall.
House. C14 tower with C16 house attached, with later alterations. Flint with
stone dressings to tower; red brick to house; plain old tile roof; brick
stacks. Octagonal tower to right with rectangular-plan house to left. 2 storey,
2-window range to house. 3 storey tower. Slit window to each side of tower to
ground and first floor. Single light window to each side of second floor of
tower. Crenellated parapet; octagonal pyramidal roof. Central C20 sash door
with stone surround with label mould with dropped ends to house. 3-light
casements to all openings with stone surrounds with label moulds with dropped
ends. Large brick stack at junction of house and tower. Rear: Irregular
fenestratiion, 4 cross gables to roof. Interior not inspected. Motto over
entrance door: "Melius nil coelibe vita" (Nothing is better than the celibate
life). History: Licence to crenellate granted to Sir John de Grey in 1347.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, p.735-7; Greys Court, National Trust
Guidebook, 1982).

Listing NGR: SU7254583384

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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