Description: Astley House
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249356
OS Grid Reference: SU2885595675
OS Grid Coordinates: 428855, 195675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6591, -1.5842
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GREAT FARINGDON CHURCH STREET
SU 2895 (north side)
3/16 Astley House
(formerly listed as
Astley House or Vicarage,
21.11.66 Market Place)
c.1720-40 rubble stone house with ashlar dressings. 2-storey and attic with
hipped, stone tiled valley roof. Brick stacks on roof slopes to south, west and
north. Gabled dormers to west and east sides, cambered head dormer to south
front. Deep coved eaves cornice, chamfered stone angle quoins. Plain raised
cambered-head window surrounds with keystones. Sash windows with glazing bars.
3-window range to east and west sides, central windows on west side at basement
and half-storey height to light stair. 2-window south front with altered ground
floor, C19 projecting ashlar bay window with hipped roof to east side, C19 pro-
jecting stone porch with Roman Doric columns to west. Round arched doorway with
metal traceried fanlight and 6-panel door. Early C18 staircase with thick
moulded rail, turned balusters and closed string. To north rubble stone C18
service range with 3 leaded light cross windows in cambered-head stone surrounds
below and large triple sash window in hipped half-dormer above. On west side
slate-roofed C19 stable range.
Listing NGR: SU2885795678
Source: English Heritage
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