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Description: Ascott Farmhouse
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248351
OS Grid Reference: SU6136698131
OS Grid Coordinates: 461366, 198131
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6786, -1.1139
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SU69NW (South side)
6/110 Ascott Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Early C17, remodelled and extended c.1800 and later.
Rendered limestone rubble walls with limestone ashlar dressings; old plain-tile
roofs with brick stacks. 2-unit lobby-entry plan, extended to L-plan and later
infilled. 2 storeys plus attics. 2-window entrance front with plinth, parapet
and added pilaster strips, has central b-panel door under a stone canopy,
flanking 16-pane sashes, and 12-pane sashes above, all set beneath C17 stone
labels. Roof has a central clustered stack on a stone base and gable parapets.
Right gable wall, facing garden, has similar windows plus a 3-light
stone-mullioned gable window, and continues to a 3-window range of c.1800 with a
central full-height tripartite sash, a stone arched entrance to left with
recessed doorway and ornamental overlight, a 12-pane sash to right, and sashes
of 12,16 and 12 panes at first floor, all with re-used labels. Left gable of
front range has a 2-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned window with no label.
2-window left rear range may be C17, and has 16-pane sashes plus remains of
blocked stone-mullioned windows, and a doorway with a chamfered stone surround.
Lower range further to rear has brick segmental arches. Interior: front range
has Tudor-arched stone fireplaces, back to back, and moulded beams. Garden range
has a double-height stair hall with plaster modillion cornice and an open-well
stair. Butt-purlin roof to front range. Formerly part of the Ascott estate.
(Ascott Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II;
V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VII, p.121).
Listing NGR: SU6136698131
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Source: English Heritage
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