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Village Hall and Reading Room, Buscot

Description: Village Hall and Reading Room

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 251479

OS Grid Reference: SU2312497536
OS Grid Coordinates: 423124, 197536
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6761, -1.6670

Location: Lechlade Road, Buscot, Oxfordshire SN7 8DA

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

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Listing Text

SU2397 Village Hall and Reading
5/21 Room
Hall and reading room. 1897. By Sir Ernest George and Alfred Yeates for
Alexander Henderson of Buscot Park as recorded on the clock tower. Distinct
from the surrounding Cotswold vernacular estate houses in its more developed
Arts and Crafts manner with idiosyncratic revived Classical touches.
Coursed rubble stone, stone dressings and gabled stone tiled roof with ball
finials and scrolls to copings at eaves line. Stone stacks. One long range
with a round-arched loggia to the S, a wing to the E and a S clock tower. 1
storey with 2- and 5-light round-headed mullioned windows on W front, 2- and
4 light flat-headed mullioned windows on N. The main feature of the design
is the clock tower of 2 storeys comprising a stone clock chamber with
sinuously moulded Ionic angle pilasters rising to an open ringing stage of
wood topped by a weather vane. Contemporary L-shaped wooden seat in the

Listing NGR: SU2312497536

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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