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Shellingford House, Shellingford

Description: Shellingford House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251029

OS Grid Reference: SU3185093566
OS Grid Coordinates: 431850, 193566
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6400, -1.5411

Location: Church Street, Shellingford, Oxfordshire SN7 7QA

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

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Listing Text

SU39SW (North side)
5/199 Shellingford House
10/11/52 (Formerly listed as
The Rectory


House. c.1630. Late C18 rear and mid C19 left side extensions. Coursed limestone
rubble; limestone ashlar dressings; stone slate roof, tiled to rear; brick
stacks, except original stacks of limestone rubble finished in C19 brick.
Double-depth plan. Jacobean style. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 5-window
range. Front door has been blocked and rendered over. Half-blocked basement
window to right is 2-light, stone-mullioned and cavetto-moulded with one leaded
casement. Splayed plinth course. Over basement window is early C17 one-light
window with cavetto moulded surround, label mould and C20 casement; four C20
French windows in mid C19 openings with label moulds to other ground-floor
windows. On first floor early C17 two-light stone-mullioned cavetto-moulded
windows with label moulds and C20 leaded casements flank similar central 4-light
window. Similar 2-light windows light attic, the top storey having two cross
gables. M-shaped gabled roof; gable end stack to rear right and two internal
stacks in central valley. Left side wall has gabled extension of c.1850, with
canted bay window, two late C18 sashes under early C17 style hood moulds and a
semi-cicular brick arch over a mid C19 six-panelled (4 glazed) door with late
C18 fanlight, To rear right is early Cl6 three-light stone mullioned and moulded
window with arched heads and hood mould; much restored C18 four-light leaded
casement over; to centre of first floor are C18 leaded casements set in early
C17 two-light wood mullioned ovolo-moulded window, with much restored C18
three-light leaded casement to left; other windows are mid C19 sashes, casements
and gabled dormer. To centre of rear elevation is two-storey extension with
2-light leaded casements and half-hipped roof. Two cross gables to rear.
Interior: Mid C19 six- and 4-panelled doors and shutters; quartered cyma-moulded
beams and mid C19 stone fireplace in front right room; chamfered beams in rear
right room; front left room has early C17 moulded plaster cornice continued
around quartered beams, the soffits of which are decorated with pomegranetes
etc; rear right room has mid C19 decorative tiled floor and early C17 stone
fireplace with moulded architrave. Straight-run and quarter-turn stairs in rear
extension. Main feature of house is early C17 open-well staircase to rear with
moulded balusters, string and banister with ball finials and pendentives nearly
touching; stairs supported by posts with carved Doric columns which, joined by a
4-centred arch, frame the main exits and entries. First floor has chamfered
beams and substantial timber framed partition walls. Early C17 ribbed cupboard
door with butterfly hinges in attic. Roof obscured but probably of collar truss
type. Subsidiary features: To rear right is mid C18 single storey extension
joined to brew/bakehouse; built of limestone rubble with brick dressings, tiled
roof and brick stack. Brew/bakehouse has timber lintels over C19 plank door, C18
three-light leaded casement and C20 garage doors to left; hipped roof; central
ridge stack. Interior: chamfered beam and segmental arch over large blocked
fireplace to left room, and right room open to 2-bay collar truss roof with butt
purlins and notched ridge piece. To rear left early C20 block connects house to
long mid C18 stable block. Limestone rubble, brick dressings, tiled and stone
slate roof, wall has timber lintels over C18 one-, 2- and 4-light leaded
casements and rear gable wall has cusped leaded light set in semi-circular brick
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.215).

Listing NGR: SU3185093566

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Source: English Heritage

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