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Church Farmhouse, South Leigh

Description: Church Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 252319

OS Grid Reference: SP3938308884
OS Grid Coordinates: 439383, 208884
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7772, -1.4306

Location: Church End, South Leigh, Oxfordshire OX29 6UR

Locality: South Leigh
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX29 6UR

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Listing Text

7/235 Church Farmhouse
- II

Shown on Ordnance Survey map as Church End Farmhouse.
House, now farmhouse. Early C16, with later alterations. Timber-framed on
limestone rubble plinth; of close studding with middle rail, and jettied gable
ends with arch-bracing and tension-bracing; rendered right side wall has
herringbone timber framing to gable. Gabled stone slate roof; ridge stack of
stone finished in C17 and C18 brick; right end stack finished in C20 brick.
3-unit through-passage plan. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. C16 ribbed
plank door with iron fittings set in chamfered arched surround; blocked door
with arched head in left bay. C20 two-light casements; mid C19 horizontal
sliding sash above blocked 5-light wood-mullioned window right of door; gabled
roof dormers with 3-light casements. Rear: late C19 outshut adjoins early C16
jettied porch; doorway with moulded architrave; hollow-chamfered wood-mullioned
4-light window to side; C16 ribbed plank inner door with iron fittings set in
moulded arched architrave with sunk spandrels. One-storey right-angle service
range to right of front much altered in C20. Interior: moulded beams on ground
floor, except stop-chamfered beam to right. Part of panelled screens passage,
with heavy moulded muntins and rail, to left of entry. Moulded stone jambs to
fireplace in central room. Jowled posts to 8-bay collar-truss roof with butt
purlins and some arched windbraces. Stop-chamfered lintel to possible former
oriel, with orange-ochre banding, in bay to rear wall. Ground and first-floor
rooms to left have late C17 panelling and cornices. An early example of a
two-storey house: the painted beam is a rare survival, similar to those at
Yelford Manor (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP3938308884

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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