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Baldon House Baldon House East Wing Baldon House West Wing, Marsh Baldon

Description: Baldon House Baldon House East Wing Baldon House West Wing

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248246

OS Grid Reference: SU5614299024
OS Grid Coordinates: 456142, 199024
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6872, -1.1893

Location: 5 Baldon Lane, Oxford OX44 9LS

Locality: Marsh Baldon
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 9LS

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Listing Text

(South side)
10/9 Baldon House, Baldon House
18/07/63 E wing and Baldon House W wing
(Formerly listed as Baldon


Manor house. C17, probably partly Cl6 re-windowed, early C18, enlarged late C18,
wings C19 and early C20. Rendered walls with some limestone dressings and brick;
old plain-tile roofs with brick stacks. Irregular U-plan. 2 storeys plus attic.
4-gabled front breaks forward in outer bays and has a 2-storey gabled porch, to
right of centre, with a Classical keystone outer arch within a rectangular
surround. All gables have stone-coped parapets and obelisk finials. Windows are
mostly narrow paired sashes but there is one tripartite sash to left of centre.
Gable windows retain C17 stone labels. Roof has C19 dormers. Side wings have
sashes and there is a C19 bell turret and clock on the right wing. Late C18
2-storey rear range of main block has central tripartite sashes, beneath
recessed arched tympana, flanked by large canted 2-storey bay windows with
shuttered sashes to each face. The brickwork was formerly stuccoed. Brick
subsidiary wing projecting to right of main block, has a partly-crenellated
garden front which includes a canted 2-storey section containing an orangery on
the ground floor and with 5 Gothick windows at first-floor. Attached at the
extreme right end is a 2-storey stone Gothick tower which incorporates a fine
C15 doorhead (a 4-centred arch within a deep rectangular casement moulding with
quatrefoils in the spandrels) which was brought from the demolished medieval
church at Nuneham Courtenay. Interior: dining room has early C18 mahogany
fielded panelling with fluted Doric columns flanking the fireplace and
supporting an entablature with a triglyph frieze. The marble fireplace with the
Willoughby crest is probably late C18. The entrance hall has Doric columns
flanking steps to the late C18 stair hall, which has a cantilevered stair with a
cast-iron balustrade and a ramped and wreathed mahogany handrail. A double
bow-ended room has a triglyph frieze with ox heads, a contemporary marble
fireplace, double-leaf mahogany entrance doors and curved doors in the rear bow.
A second drawing room has a canted bay window and a C18 fireplace with eared
architrave. The original fireplace has been removed to Woodperry House, Oxon
(q.v.). The 2 rooms and stair hall have ornamental wood-block floors, and the
decoration is generally in the style of Soane. The eastern bay of the main range
has a C17 beam with triple-ovolo mouldings and a recessed soffit, C17 oak
panelling, and 2 stone fireplaces with 4-centred arches which may be C16, as may
a chamfered 4-centre arched stone doorway. The western extension of the main
range includes a mid-C18 pine-panelled room.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. V p.32; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire p.699)

Listing NGR: SU5614299024

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Source: English Heritage

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