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Spencer's Farmhouse, Baulking

Description: Spencer's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 250833

OS Grid Reference: SU3172591319
OS Grid Coordinates: 431725, 191319
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6198, -1.5431

Location: Baulking, Oxfordshire SN7 7QE

Locality: Baulking
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 7QE

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Listing Text

SU39SW (West side)
5/4 Spencer's Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late C17, remodelled and extended c.1855. Front wall of coursed
limestone rubble with chalk window dressings; wall to left of door built of
uncoursed chalk rubble with limestone quoins and window dressings. Right side
wall rebuilt in early C19 English bond brick; chalk and limestone rubble rear
wall. Mid C19 left side wall of chalk ashlar with limestone ashlar dressings;
mid C19 rear left wall of Flemish bond brick with flared headers. Stone slate
roof; brick stacks. 3-unit lobby-entry plan with continuous rear outshut
extended to rear left in mid C19. 2 storeys; 2-window range to front which has
flat hood with panelled soffit over 6-panelled door; flat stone arches over
original 3-light leaded casements to right and mid C19 8-pane sash to left. Rear
wall has C18 plank door with drawbar, one 2-light leaded casement and gabled
roof dormer with original 2-light leaded casement. Gabled roof to right, hipped
roof to left and left front; ridge stack, mid C19 lateral stack in rear left
wing. In mid C19 left side wall was built as a front wall facing the walled
garden and The Green; stone lintels over 8-pane sashes in 3-window range and
central 4-panelled door with overlight and early C20 porch. Interior: Some C18
plank doors with fittings, mainly mid C19 four-panelled doors; mid C19 marble
fireplaces, shutters and straight-run stairs opposite entry in left side wall;
left room has C18 china closet and original chamfered beam cut by insertion of
mid C19 sash in left side wall; stone flags to lobby floor. Original 2-bay
collar-truss roof survives over right side of house. Subsidiary features: Dairy
and cheese room of c.1800 attached to right gable wall, built of Flemish bond
brick to rear; squared and coursed chalk to front with tiled roof. 2 storeys;
plank door, 2-window range has early C20 casements and 2 stone mullioned and
double splayed C17 windows reset in rear wall, Interior: Chamfered beams,
original framed and winding staircase, cheese shelves on first floor and fine
3-bay roof of curved collar trusses with butt purlins and plank ridge. Attached
to front of this building is early C19 brewhouse, coverted into C20 garage but
retaining reset 3-light leaded casement and C19 pump against rebuilt left wall.

Listing NGR: SU3172591319

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Source: English Heritage

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