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Hope House, Woodstock

Description: Hope House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 253172

OS Grid Reference: SP4463816711
OS Grid Coordinates: 444638, 216711
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8472, -1.3534

Location: Hensington Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1JQ

Locality: Woodstock
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX20 1JQ

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Listing Text

SP4416NE (East side)
10/180 No.14 (Hope House)
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as Hope


House, now house and 2 flats. c.1708, for Miles Parker, with extension of c.1720
to rear and c.1800 alterations. Limestone ashlar; flat lead roof with stone
slate gables; ashlar end stacks set on stone-coped gables. Double-depth plan.
8aroque style. 3 storeys; 3-window range. Semi-circular arch over c.1800 doorway
to left, with 6-panelled (2 glazed) door with decorative fanlight: cast-iron
columns support stuccoed c.1800 bow window above door, which has tripartite sash
window set in reeded architrave and with moulded cornice. Similar 2-storey bow
window to right bay. Early C18 blind windows to centre, with heavy keyed and
segmental-arched architraves. Raised storey band and pilaster strips; similar
blind attic windows with keystones touching parapet band; blind panels to
parapet. Three-bay right gable wall has similar blind windows, which are
semi-circular arched on ground floor. Rear right wing of c.1720: front facing
Hensington Road of 2-storey-and-attic, 2-window range: has brick end stack, and
6-pane sashes set in moulded stone architraves with ground-floor cornices; C18
hipped roof dormers with moulded cornices; late C19 outshut to left. Rear left
range, housing stairs, altered in early C19 and has hipped roof. Interior:
stone-flag floors to hall which has C18 two-panelled doors to left and early C19
doorway to right. To rear of hall is open-well staircase: early C19 with stick
balusters to bottom, beneath early C18 staircase with heavy turned balusters and
square newels; late C17 plank and stud partition to left of stairs; to rear of
stairs is C17 plank door to stone winder stairs to cellar, which has C17
chamfered stone-mullioned window. Room to right of hall has early C18 beaded
stone fireplace and early C19 cornice; early C18 panelled door to rear right
room which has fine early C18 bolection panelling and marble fireplace; similar
panelled room above. One of two houses in Woodstock, the other being The
Bishop's House, Rectory Lane, (q.v.), which are early C18 and copy the Baroque
architecture of Blenheim Palace (q.v.). Miles Parker, maltster, was a Woodstock
Councillor by 1694 and mayor in 1711 and 1715. From 1707-11 he was Receiver
General of Taxes in Oxon, and as such was deeply involved in the supply of cash
to build Blenheim Palace.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p858; Information from VCH)

Listing NGR: SP4463816711

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Source: English Heritage

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