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Shrivenham House, Shrivenham

Description: Shrivenham House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 250576

OS Grid Reference: SU2414489060
OS Grid Coordinates: 424144, 189060
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5999, -1.6528

Location: Claypits Lane, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire SN6 8AE

Locality: Shrivenham
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN6 8AE

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Listing Text


SU 2489 6/33 Shrivenham House


C17 with an C18 addition, extensively altered and extended in 1834 as recorded by a
datestone on the W porch. The C19 work was carried out for the Barrington family when
they were building nearby Beckett Hall. The close similarity in style between Beckett
Hall and Shrivenham House suggests that the Barringtons commissioned the same
architect William Atkinson, for designs for both houses. Shrivenham House is built of
rubble stone and some incised roughcast with stone dressings and gabled stone tiled
roofs with several banks of C19 diamond shaped stone stacks. The original C17 house
consisted of a single 2 storey range on a N/S axis with a principal W front. A wing
projecting E was added in the C18 to the N wall of this range. This L shaped plan was
made rectangular by the 1834 additions. The 2 storey, 5 bay C17 W front is now C19
Tudor Gothic in character. The upper floor windows are either 3 or 4 light mullions
under flat heads, those on the ground floor are similar but less regular with one
5 light window in the right hand bay now blocked up. A centrally placed 2 storey
gabled porch projects with the datestone in its apex, a 3 light stone; mullioned window
to the upper floor and below, a Tudor arched doorway with a dripstone and a plank
Inside there are several C19 Tudor Gothic stone fireplaces in the principal wing, one
late C17 fire surround with a pulvinated frieze and eared architrave in the SE wing
and a Cl9 Gothic staircase with wrought iron balusters.

Listing NGR: SU2414489060

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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