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Cowhouse Approximately 410 Metres South of Rousham Park, Rousham

Description: Cowhouse Approximately 410 Metres South of Rousham Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252869

OS Grid Reference: SP4786823802
OS Grid Coordinates: 447868, 223802
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9107, -1.3055

Location: Rousham, Oxfordshire OX6 3QU

Locality: Rousham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX6 3QU

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Listing Text

4/213 Cowhouse approx. 410m S of
27/08/57 Rousham House
(Formerly listed as Stable in
Park to south of house)
Cowhouse. Built c.1733-40 by William Kent. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; gabled stone slate roof with ashlar dressings; gabled stone slate
roof with concrete tiles to rear; stone coping with onion finials to left.
2-unit plan. One-storey. Semi-circular archway to centre of front. Round window
above similar archway in left gable. Timber lintel over doorway with brick
quoins to rear. Gabled projection to right gable: segmental-arched entry and
stone-coped gable with ball finial. Significant as an early example of the
"ferme ornee".
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p748)

Listing NGR: SP4786823802

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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