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Description: Barton Abbey
Date Listed: 29 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252916
OS Grid Reference: SP4530324963
OS Grid Coordinates: 445303, 224963
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9214, -1.3427
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4/261 Barton Abbey
House. Built c.1570 for John Dormer; altered in late C17; rebuilt 1849-62 by
S.S. Teulon for Henry Hall; further alterations of c.1890. Squared and coursed
ironstone; gabled stone slate roof with moulded stone coping; moulded ashlar
stacks. Linear plan with service wing to left. Tudor Picturesque style. 2
storeys and attic; 10-window range to asymmetrical gabled front. 2-storey porch
has corner buttresses, Perpendicular-style doorway, studded doorway and oriel
window above with hollow-moulded stone-mullioned and arch-headed lights. Hood
moulds over similar and 3-light mullioned windows, some transomed. 3-bay
crenellated loggia of c.1890 to right. One-storey service range extends from
front to join stables (q.v.). Right-end gable has gabled dormer set on canted
bay, and canted bay with French-style pyramidal roof to rear. Centre of rear
elevation has 2 gables and polygonal stair-turret of late C16 house: hood moulds
over similar mullioned windows of up to 4 lights, and chamfered light and hood
mould over 4-centred arched doorway to stair-turret. Mid/late C19 block with
pyramidal roof to rear left. Interior: mid C19 panelling and Jacobean-style
carved overmantels in main 3 ground floor rooms and elaborate dog-leg stairs in
central stair hall. Late C16 stair-turret to rear has closed well staircase has
stop-chamfered doorways, C17 panelled door to attic and 4-centred moulded wood
doorway with carved spandrels. House named Barton Abbey from erroneous belief
that it stood on site of former cell of Osney Abbey.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p788; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p64;
Bodleian Library, MS. Top. Oxon. C.522 (top) F.5v. for 1868 drawing)
Listing NGR: SP4530324963
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