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Orchard House, Stanford in the Vale

Description: Orchard House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251073

OS Grid Reference: SU3435393438
OS Grid Coordinates: 434353, 193438
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6387, -1.5050

Location: Church Green, Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire SN7 8LH

Locality: Stanford in the Vale
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 8LH

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Listing Text

SU3493 (South side)
9/243 Orchard House

GV 11*

House. Dated 1635/ ICT/ R on chimney. Coursed limestone rubble, roughcast over
front wall, stone slate roof; limestone rubble stack with brick chimney. 2-unit
lobby-entry plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Present entry in right
side wing; original entry was probably in centre of front wall. Ovolo-moulded
lintel over 2-light wood-mullioned casement to centre of first floor range;
other windows have moulded lintels over C20 three-light casements to ground
floor and 2-light casements to first floor and attic. Gabled roof, 2 cross
gables to front; ridge stack. In left wall is chamfered timber lintel over
restored C17 one-light window and rear wall has timber lintels over C20
casements and blocked window openings. Centre of rear elevation has projecting
two and a half storey gabled stair turret. Interior: C19 six-panelled doors.
Left room has C19 panelled shutters, C20 bressumer over open fireplace with
chamfered stone jambs and overmantel with arcaded panelling; flanking fireplace
is green painted C17 panelling; chamfered beam with elaborate stops, elaborate
early C17 plasterwork of jewelled strapwork on ceiling. Right room has chamfered
and stopped beam and chamfered bressumer over open fireplace. C17 plank door to
newel stairs. First floor left room has mid C19 fireplace and grate, chamfered
and stopped beam. C17 panelled shutters to far right blocked window. C17 plank
door in attic. To right is C18 two-storey and gabled block in similar materials
with brick gable end stack; 2-window range of C20 casements and mid C19 porch
and C20 door with pilastered architrave; interior remodelled in late C20. Late
C20 extensions to front right, against right gable wall and to rear adjoining
much altered mid C19 outshut. The jewelled strapwork ceiling in the house is
similar to that at Holywell House, Shellingford lq.v.) and can therefore be
attributed to the same school of craftsmen.

Listing NGR: SU3435393438

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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