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Neat Cottage, Enstone

Description: Neat Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 253222

OS Grid Reference: SP3764124221
OS Grid Coordinates: 437641, 224221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9153, -1.4541

Location: Coxs Lane, Enstone, Oxfordshire OX7 4LE

Locality: Enstone
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 4LE

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Listing Text

SP3624-3724 (West side)
Neat Enstone
15/41 Neat Cottage


House. Probably C17 and early C18, altered C19 and C20. Limestone rubble with
wooden lintels and some ashlar dressings; Welsh-slate roof with stone-and-brick
stacks. 3-unit plan with rear wing and outshut. 2 storeys plus attic. Irregular
3-window front has a recessed central section containing the doorway, to extreme
right, and a 2-light casement to left of it, both with old stop-chamfered
lintels; a 2-light first-floor casement in the left section has a similar
lintel. Other casements have later plain lintels, including a large window in
the right section which adjoins a secondary entrance and was probably a shop
window. Cellar beneath the left section has a 2-light stone-mullioned window.
Steep-pitched roof has gable parapets bearing stacks, and has a third stack to
left of the middle section. Right gable wall includes a shallow projection.
Centrally-placed rear wing also has a gable parapet, and adjoins an outshut.
Interior: right section has a fine early/mid-C17 cross beam with elaborate
chamfer stops, a mutilated fireplace with adjoining C17 cupboards hung on
leather hinges, and a large open chamber fireplace. Middle section is probably
mainly mid/late C17 and has a large open fireplace, chamfered joists and beam,
an ovolo-moulded 2-light wood-mullioned window with lattice glazing (now
internal), and a dogleg stair with heavy turned balusters, now incorporated into
the outshut. Left section and rear wing are probably early C18 and retain a roof
truss and some butt purlins. Roof is largely C19. Central section may be on the
site of an earlier hall and could incorporate some early masonry.

Listing NGR: SP3764124221

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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