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Glympton Park and Attached Summerhouse, Glympton

Description: Glympton Park and Attached Summerhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252500

OS Grid Reference: SP4239621775
OS Grid Coordinates: 442396, 221775
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8929, -1.3853

Location: Glympton, Oxfordshire OX20 1AT

Locality: Glympton
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX20 1AT

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Listing Text

11/59 Glympton Park and attached


Small country house and attached summerhouse. Mid-C18, remodelled and service
wing added in 1846, for G.H. Barnett. Limestone ashlar; service wing of dressed
limestone with ashlar dressings. Two-span slate roofs. Rectangular block with
service wing to north. Two storeys and attic with 2-storey service wing. South
front: moulded plinth, chamfered quoins, first-floor cill band, moulded cornice
and parapet with balustrading above windows, raised and fielded panels between,
plain dies and moulded rail. Ashlar stacks consisting of paired square shafts
with moulded caps, 2 in front of front ridge, one to rear, 2 integral end stacks
to right, one to left, and one lateral stack to rear. Four hipped dormers with
glazing bar sashes. 2:3:2 bays, with central break; glazing bar sashes with
moulded architraves, those on ground floor with triple keystones. Central
one-storey canted bay with moulded cornice, balustraded parapet with panelled
dies, glazing bar sashes to left and right and central pair of French casements
with overlight. Left-hand return (entrance) front: 2:2 bays, with break to left.
Entrance in 2 left-hand bays consisting of door with 6 raised and fielded
panels, moulded architrave, rectangular overlight and flanking side lights;
3-bay ashlar Tuscan porch (centre bay wider) with moulded cornice to soffit,
full entablature, and balustrade with plain dies. Right-hand return front: 4
bays. Small-paned half-glazed door to right with rectangular overlight, and
plain stone doorcase with triple keystone, entablature and scolled brackets
supporting triangular pediment. Rear: 2 bays to north-west. Service wing:
chamfered plinth, first-floor cill band, eaves band and bracketed eaves. Pairs
of ashlar ridge stacks and 2 integral end stacks to rear, consisting of one and
3 square shafts with moulded cornices. West front: 2:2:2 bays, with central
triangular-pedimented break; glazing bar sashes with stone cills and stone
lintels, keyed to ground floor. North front: 6 bays; blind first-floor windows
in outer bays. Central 6-panelled door with flat hood on scrolled brackets and
narrow side lights, and 6-panelled dors to far left and right rectangular
overlights. Bellcote in front of left-hand first-floor window. East front; 2:2:2
bays, stepped-back to right. Six-panelled door in second bay from right with
rectangular overlight. Interior partly inspected: mostly C19. Entrance hall:
raised and fielded panelling( panelled pilasters, frieze, moulded cornice and
coved ceiling. Bolection-moulded stone fireplace. Panelled doors with moulded
architraves, scrolled acanthus friezes and broken triangular pediments. Three
arches to top-lit staircase hall; C20 three-flight square-well staircase with
wrought-iron balustrade. Library: raised and fielded panelling and moulded
dentil cornice. Marble fireplace in a late C18 style. Six-panelled doors with
architraves, scrolled friezes and triangular pediments. Two arches to entrance
hall. Drawing room: well-carved marble fireplace with Ionic pilasters.
Pedimented doorcases. Pairs of niches flanking doorways. Ground-floor rear room
with marble fireplace in a late C18 style. Summerhouse: c.1846. Squared and
coursed limestone with ashlar dressings; hipped slate roof. Elongated octagonal
plan. Chamfered plinth and louvred gabled dormer to north. Three-bay Tuscan
portico to south (centre bay wider) with full entablature. Round-arched sashes
in short sides and to rear, with plain flush stone architraves. Round-arched
doorway to north-west with half-glazed door. Short dressed stone wall linking
summerhouse to rear wing of house, with chamfered plinth, coping and
round-arched gateway. The house stands within a small park with a lake formed by
the damming of the River Glyme, possibly landscaped by Capability Brown. The
Church of Saint Mary (q.v.) stands by the house but the rest of the village was
moved to the south-east when the park was created in the early to mid-C17.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p613; VCH: Oxfordshire: pp124 and 130)

Listing NGR: SP4239621775

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Source: English Heritage

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