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Description: The Tithe House and Attached Walls and Stable
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249641
OS Grid Reference: SU4521396750
OS Grid Coordinates: 445213, 196750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6677, -1.3476
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MARCHAM CHURCH STREET
SU4596 (West side)
18/143 No.15 (The Tithe House) and
09/02/66 attached walls and stable
(Formerly listed as Tithe
House No. 15 including barn to
Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1580: extension to right dated 1646, when house was
remodelled. Rendered front and left side walls: left wing of c.1500 has original
timber framing with arch braces and C18 brick infiil to rear right. Limestone
rubble to right extension. Gabled and hipped stone slate roof; late C16 ridge
stack to left of stone finished in brick, and right end stack of similar
materials. L-plan, with rear left wing. 2 storeys; 3-window range. C19
six-panelled door : late C19 two- and 3-light casements except mid C17
three-light stone-mullioned cavetto-moulded window to top right. Right side
wall: 1646 graffito date on quoin, and mid C17 stone cavetto-moulded window
above blocked C17 window. Rear: C18 two-light leaded casements above mid C17
three-light stone-mullioned and transomed cavetto-moulded window. Interior: room
to right has dado panelling and bolection-moulded fireplace and overmantle-panel
of c.1720. Wing of c.1580 to left, remodelled in mid C17: front room has
chamfered beams, timber-framed lateral partition with chamfered urn-stopped
doorframe, and stone chamfered fireplace with cyma-moulded overmantle and
inscribed date "RS 1580 TS". Mid C17 ovolo-moulded urn-stopped doorframe to
right: quartered stop-chamfered beams in late C16 room behind stack: inserted
mid C17 newel stairs right of stack were remodelled in C20 but retain original
treads in attic: first floor has stop-chamfered beams and C17 plank doors set in
stop-chamfered doorframes: 2 rooms to rear of stack are divided by timber-framed
partition: timber-framed, originally external, wall of c.1580 building to right
adjoins mid C17 extension: collar truss to front and closed timber truss to rear
of late C16 stack. Mid C17 collar truss with curved windbraces to right.
Subsidiary features: through-entry and stable to right of uncoursed limestone
rubble with render and weatherboarding over entry, and gabled stone slate roof:
C20 double doors to through-entry on left, which has C17 plank door and stone
chamfered alcove to right: stables have ancient type of hewn oak staircase
rising to loft: 4-bay queen-post roof with curved braces and windbraces to
right. Walls: limestone rubble wall with buttress runs approx. 6Om. west from
rear left corner of house. Tall (approx. 3m.) C17 wall of limestone rubble with
squared quoins and chamfered plinth runs approx. 80m. north from right corner of
stable, and is attached to dovecote (q.v.): from rear right corner of stable
runs the former wall of abarn (demolished in early C20), which runs approx.
20m. W to meet medieval offset buttress. Shown on 1818 map as Parsonage.
(Oxfordshire Record Office, Misc. Marcham Private Records 1/1).
Listing NGR: SU4521396750
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Source: English Heritage
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