British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Abbey Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings, Goosey

Description: Abbey Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 251135

OS Grid Reference: SU3571791808
OS Grid Coordinates: 435717, 191808
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6240, -1.4854

Location: Goosey, Oxfordshire SN7 8PA

Locality: Goosey
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 8PA

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Goosey, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SU39SE (South side)
1/41 Abbey Farmhouse and attached
(Formerly listed as Abbey


Farmhouse. C17 to rear left, with early C18 wing and stair-turret to right and
mid C18 wing to left of front. Coursed and uncoursed limestone rubble; limestone
ashlar quoins and dressings to rear left; brick quoins and dressings to rest of
house; stone slate roof; brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys; 6-window range of left
gable wall, stair-turret to centre and further recessed 2-bay right wing.
Segmental arch over plank door to stair turret. Late C20 porch. Left wing has
segmental arches over late C19 three-light casements and C20 casement to front;
early C18 block to right has flat brick arches over late C19 and C20 two-light
casements, and C20 segmental arch over C20 window. Separate hipped roofs to
front blocks; gabled C17 rear left block; lateral stacks; large stack between
C17 and mid C18 blocks. Interior: C17 block has queen-post truss to right with
evidence of timber-framed partition below; C17 chamfered stone fireplace and
chamfered and stopped beam in heightened ground-floor room. Early C18 block has
winder stairs rising around open wall, with barley-sugar balusters on closed
string. Bolection-moulded door in bolection-moulded architrave leads to similar
panelled room with similar architrave to fireplace; pastoral scene painted on
overmantle panel, white and ochre marbling on fielded panels with Chinoiserie
scenes between. Hid C18 wing to front left has chamfered beams and king-post
roof. Subsidiary features: Attached to left is one-storey range of C18 brick
with stone slate roof; central C18 two-storey, 3-bay cartshed of C18 brick to
rear, C20 brick to front with half-hipped stone slate roof; one-storey range to
left ofCl8 brick, partly Flemish bond with flared headers, and gabled old tile
roof. Interior: Barn has C18 plank door to quarter turn stairs, and 3-bay
collar-truss roof. The panelled room with its marbled and Chinoiserie decoration
is a rare example of C18 interior decoration.

Listing NGR: SU3571791808

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.