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Description: Fifield Manor
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247730
OS Grid Reference: SU6308192152
OS Grid Coordinates: 463081, 192152
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6247, -1.0901
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BENSON BROOK STREET
SU69SW (south side)
Shown on O.S. map as Fifield House.
House. C12, early C18 alterations, with early C19 third floor, stucco front, and
alterations. Stucco, probably on limestone; roof not visible; rendered stacks. 3
storey, 8-window range. 2:4:2. Tetrastyle Doric portico to ground floor centre.
C19 five-panelled door to centre with flanking single-light windows. 12-pane
sashes to ground and first floors. 9-pane sashes to second floor. All windows
have architrave surround and first floor central 4 windows have bracketted
cornices. Flat band between ground and first floor and between first and second
floor. Cornice to eaves with brackets to central 4 bays. Right return has C13
window of Geometrical tracery of 2 lights. Left return has some C12 windows
exposed. Interior: Early C18 panelling to entrance hall and study (ground floor
right). Early C19 open well staircase to hall with cast iron balustrade.
History: C12 house, owned by Bishop of Lincoln, held by Philip de Hogville
(Sheriff of Surrey 1281). In ownership of Sir Edmund Rede of Burstall (left in
his will dated 21st February 1488/9 to his grandson) but passed to Leonard Rede
of Burstall. Passed by marriage to Dinhan family. Passed to Stampe family in
late C16. In early C19 third floor added with consequent removal of original
roof, and front took present form.
(Victoria County History: Oxfordshire, Vol.7, p.3; Oxfordshire Record Society,
1958, p.45; Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal IX (1903); Buildings of
England: Oxfordshire, p.451).
Listing NGR: SU6308192152
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Source: English Heritage
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