Description: Wilcote House and Attached Walls, Gateway and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 252841
OS Grid Reference: SP3748315670
OS Grid Coordinates: 437483, 215670
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8384, -1.4574
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NORTH LEIGH WILCOTE
5/185 Wilcote House and attached
12/09/55 Walls, gateway and
(Formerly listed as Wilcote
Country house. Early C17, enlarged c.1700: mainly built in 1860s for Charles
Sartoris and again in later C19. Coursed limestone rubble, with ashlar quoins
and dressings; stone-coped stone slate roofs with ball finials; stone stacks
finished in diagonally-set ashlar flues. Complex plan, with early part of house
to rear left. Jacobean style. Mid C19 two-storey, 6-window range front. Gabled
2-storey porch has arched doorway with stone-mullioned overlight. Gabled bay to
right, and one-storey crenellated bay to left. Jacobean-style stone-mullioned
and transomed windows. Round stair-turret with mock timber framing to rear.
Gabled 4-window range of c.1700 to left side wall, has ball finials to coping,
stone mullioned and transomed cross windows set in segmental-arched architraves,
and mullioned attic windows. To rear of this is mid C17 two-storey block with
2-light leaded casement set in pedimented Dutch gable: early C17 three-storey
crenellated block, remodelled in C19, to right. Enclosing yard to rear left are
C17 outbuildings, remodelled in C19, connected to gatearch, stone-coped wall to
left side and outbuilding with gatearch and through-entry to front. Interior not
inspected but noted as having mid/late C19 features.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p830; Information from VCH)
Listing NGR: SP3748315670
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