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Bishop's Court, Dorchester

Description: Bishop's Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248132

OS Grid Reference: SU5755694581
OS Grid Coordinates: 457556, 194581
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6471, -1.1695

Location: Dorchester, Oxfordshire OX10 7HN

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 7HN

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Listing Text

SU5794 (West side)
5/102 Bishop's Court

- II

Farmhouse. C16/C17, remodelled and extended early C19. Rendered walls, partly
over timber framing, and some brick; old plain-tile roof with brick stacks.
L-plan, extended. 2 storeys plus attics. Symmetrical 3-window early-C19 rendered
front has central 6-panel door, with ornamental overlight, and 16-pane sashes. A
delicate wrought-iron verandah runs across the front. The steep-pitched hipped
roof returns to right, and the end wall has leaded casements and a 5-canted bay
window with wooden pilaster mullions and crenellation. An entrance canopy,
further to the rear has similar decoration. Earlier range, parallel to front
range, has a half-hipped gable to left and a clustered ridge stack. Interior not
inspected but noted as containing remains of an L-shaped timber-framed house,
possibly dating from a rebuilding recorded in 1552. Reputed to be on site of
Bishop's Palace, destroyed at Reformation.

Listing NGR: SU5755694581

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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