Description: Chiselhampton House
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248365
OS Grid Reference: SU5933699150
OS Grid Coordinates: 459336, 199150
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6880, -1.1430
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SU5999 (East side)
18/07/63 Chiselhampton House
(Formerly listed as
Chiselhanpton Lodge with
stables and coach house.
Country house. 1768 by Samuel Dowbiggin for Charles Peers. Brick in Flemish bond
with limestone ashlar dressings; 3 storeys plus basement. Symmetrical 3-window
front has an ashlar plinth, a ground-floor sill band and a first-floor storey
band. The deep entablature breaks forward slightly in the centre over 2 pairs of
Ionic pilasters, which rise from the storey band, and has a triangular pediment
containing the Peers arms. The entablature stops just short of the angles where
breaks are marked by rusticated quoins rising from the sill band. The 12-pane
sashes (6-pane at second floor) have moulded architraves and, at first floor, a
central triangular pediment with straight cornices in the outer bays. The stone
porch with 2 Greek Doric columns in antis is of c.1820. The 3-window return
walls have pairs of 2-storey canted bay windows with similar sashes; to left the
bays are now linked, to right the ground-floor windows have been covered. The
plain 5-window garden front has a central stone doorway above a flight of steps.
3 lead hopper heads are inscribed "CP 1768". The hipped roof is concealed behind
a plain parapet which replaced a balustrade. Interior: bow-ended 3-storey stair
hall has a sweeping canilevered staircase with turned balusters and is lit by a
glazed dome. Drawing room has canted ends and a white marble fireplace with
Doric columns and a central carved panel.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VII, p.7; A. Oswald: "Chiselhampton House", Country
Life, Vol,ll5, 1954, pp.216-9; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.542).
Listing NGR: SU5933699150
Source: English Heritage
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