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Chiselhampton House, Stadhampton

Description: Chiselhampton House

Grade: II*
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

Location: B480, Stadhampton, Oxfordshire OX44 7XF

Locality: Stadhampton
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 7XF

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Listing Text

SU5999 (East side)
11/124 Chiselhampton
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

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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