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China House to West of Beckett Hall, Shrivenham

Description: China House to West of Beckett Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 250589

OS Grid Reference: SU2460189120
OS Grid Coordinates: 424601, 189120
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6004, -1.6462

Location: The Mall, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire SN6 8HA

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

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Listing Text

China House to
SU 2489 6/67 21.7.82 west of Beckett Hall


Circa 1635-55 stone pavilion, possibly a fishing lodge, built either for Sir Henry
Marten or possibly Sir George Pratt of Coleshill who is said to have owned Beckett
Hall c1650-5. Traditionally attributed to Inigo Jones. Square plan, fine ashlar
stone set on wider rubble stone square base. Wide shallow pitched pyramid roof,
slated with 7 foot deep eaves protecting terrace, probably early C19. Copper finial.
Each face has 2 windows flanking central door. Cross-mullioned windows. Fine moulded
architraves with pulvinated frieze and flat cornices, the doorcases slightly more
elaborate with additional moulding to architrave giving very slight projection.

Listing NGR: SU2460189120

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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