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Smithy Cottage, Stanton Harcourt

Description: Smithy Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252375

OS Grid Reference: SP4127305811
OS Grid Coordinates: 441273, 205811
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7495, -1.4035

Location: Blackditch, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire OX29 5RS

Locality: Stanton Harcourt
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX29 5RS

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Listing Text

SP4105 No.30 (Smithy Cottage)

- II

House. Probably early C15, remodelled C16 and C17. Cruck-framed. Coursed
limestone rubble; left bay, former smithy-outbuilding and early C19, is
weatherboarded; gabled C20 shingle roof, hipped to left; stone end stacks. 3-bay
hall remodelled and now 3-unit plan with former smithy-outbuilding to left. One
storey and attic; 3-window range. Hood moulds over C17 three- and 4-light
chamfered stone-mullianed windows, and over C20 three-light casement to left;
C20 gabled roof dormer. Timber lintel over C20 double-doors to front of left
bay, 3-light leaded casement above hood mould over early C17 three-light
chamfered stone-mullioned window to rear. 1953 rear extension. Interior: full
cruck trusses with collars, through purlins and saddled apex. In left bays open
to the roof and formerly smithy, an open fireplace with bressumer.
Stop-chamfered beams of inserted floors. Smithy Cottage may originally have been
a barn and converted at an early date to a hall-house. The central bay may have
been floored C16 and a possible former smoke-hood may be of this period. The
right-hand bay was floored C17 when stacks added and walls remodelled. (A. Pacey,
Duck End: a group of Oxfordshire houses (privately published) 1985, p.59).

Listing NGR: SP4127305811

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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