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The Tower House and Adjoining Walls, Childrey

Description: The Tower House and Adjoining Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250678

OS Grid Reference: SU3604987752
OS Grid Coordinates: 436049, 187752
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5875, -1.4811

Location: Church Row, Childrey, Oxfordshire OX12 9UT

Locality: Childrey
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9UT

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Listing Text

SU3687 (North side)
12/51 The Tower House and adjoining


House. c.1900. Squared and coursed chalk, limestone dressings and stack; stone
slate roof. Square plan with corner stair-turret, 1 1/2-storey. Arts and Crafts
style. Front has one 3-light first floor window, timber lintel over plank door:
asymmetrical gable with limestone kneelers and half-hipped roof with gablet:
Rear right circular stair-turret has semi-circular arch with hood mould and
moulded stone architrave over moulded plank door which is slightly curved, 2-
light splayed and stone-mullioned window and ball finial to conical roof. Left
side of house has late C20 doors and casements to ground floor and original 3-
light leaded casements over; original rainwater heads; kneelers to two gables;
to left is circular limestone stack. Interior: ground floor remodelled in the
C20, but 1st floor layout intact. Tunnel vault to right corridor with access to
to right corridor with access to rooms and stair - turret; plank doors with
with semi-circular heads, strap hinges and Norfolk latches; curved planked door
to limestone spiral stairs, with plain cornice to dome at top. Rear of Tower
House attached to wall of c.1900 which runs from south-east corner of
churchyard to office; chalk and limestone rubble brought to course, limestone
dressings, stone slate coping; Wall carried in triangle over central planked
door in semi-circular arch with rebated jambs; ramp to Tower House; triangular
section to coping. Part of a complex of buildings at Cantorist House (q.v.)
probably contemporary with alterations to the house c.1900.

Listing NGR: SU3604987752

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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