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Brandon Farmhouse, Adjoining Farmbuilding and Cottage, and Attached Wall, Sandford St Martin

Description: Brandon Farmhouse, Adjoining Farmbuilding and Cottage, and Attached Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 251962

OS Grid Reference: SP4203026614
OS Grid Coordinates: 442030, 226614
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9365, -1.3900

Location: Manor Road, Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire OX7 7AG

Locality: Sandford St Martin
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 7AG

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Listing Text

SP4226 (East side)
14/150 Brandon Farmhouse, adjoining
27/08/56 farmbuilding and cottage, and
attached wall
(Formerly listed as Brandon


Large farmhouse and farmbuilding. Early/mid C17 and 1705, possibly partly C16.
Limestone rubble with marlstone-ashlar dressings and limestone ashlar;
artificial stone-slate roof with ashlar stacks. 5-unit range with rear wings. 2
storeys plus attic. Left half of 6-window front is earlier and has irregular
fenestration of stone-mullioned windows of 2, 1 and 3 lights at first floor and
2, 3 and 2 lights at ground floor, all with labels. Ashlar right half, with
continuous moulded string, has chamfered stone mullioned-and-transomed windows:
2-light in the outer bays with segmental pediments at first floor; 3-light in
the centre with a triangular pediment at first floor and, at ground floor, a
segmental pediment enclosing a datestone inscribed "P/WE/1705". Right half of
roof has 2 gabled roof dormers and 3 double-shafted stacks with plinths and
moulded caps. Left gable wall has further mullioned windows with labels and
returns to a taller rear wing with aligned mullioned windows of 4, 3 and 3
lights in its rear gable wall and mullioned cellar windows. Roof has a
triple-shafted stack. Gabled stair tower in angle has 2-light mullioned windows,
but at lower level has small chamfered windows which may be C16 or earlier. Rear
of later range has a canted stair projection and some stone
mullioned-and-transomed windows, but also has some C17 rubble walling with
mullioned windows and a first floor doorway approached by a stone stair. Small
C18 rear wing adjoining stair has a 5-row dovecote in its gable. 3-bay rubble
farmbuilding range to right of front curves around bend in road and has a large
through cartway with double doors containing a small door. Right gable wall has
a parapet. Right bay is now a cottage and has C20 openings to rear. Interior: 2
large open fireplaces with bread ovens; bolection-mould fireplace with matching
panelling; 2 winder stairs rising to attic; C17 oak-panelled room in rear wing
with carved panels below a dentil cornice, a 4-centre arched fireplace, and an
overmantel of arched panels incorporating the inscription "P/IK"; butt-purlin
roofs. Rubble wall attached to right end of range, approx. 1.3m. high, runs
approx. 50n. to east. Initials on rebuilt south range are those of William and
Elizabeth Parsons.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.XI, p.171; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.752).

Listing NGR: SP4203026614

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Source: English Heritage

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