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Description: Lime Tree House
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253389
OS Grid Reference: SP3170303196
OS Grid Coordinates: 431703, 203196
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7266, -1.5424
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SP3003-3103 BAMPTON HIGH STREET
13/79 Lime Tree House
House. Early/mid C18 front range, altered early C19 and C20, with late C18 and
C19 rear wing and C20 extensions in rear angle. Coursed rubble limestone with
stone slate roof and flanking rubble chimneys, both rebuilt C20. Original L-plan
range with stair in rear bay. 2 storeys and attic, 2 bays. Front has 4-pane
sashes with rendered lintels, and blind window to first floor centre. 2 small
gabled roof dormers with 2-light wooden casements. Some traces of pre 1800
fenestration are visible, with wooden lintels. Central 6-panelled door with
semi-circular stone step and wooden surround. Surround has pilasters and glazed
frieze panel, and incorporates fine C18 carved scroll brackets and shell hood
with plaster ornament of fruit and flowers. Right side of house has tall stair
sash with semi-circular head and thick glazing bars, re-sited C20 from original
position in rear wall and C20 extensions with parapets and sashes. Left side of
house has C20 bay window to gable end of front wing, and C18/C19 rear wing of
several builds, with one bay of 5-pane sashes, and other irregular casements and
doors. Interior: fine early/mid C19 staircase with column-on-vase balusters, 3
per tread, scroll tread ends, ramped moulded handrail, and newel columns with
acorn pendants; panelling in front bay of rear wing, with fireplace surround and
arched niches is in C18 style but may well date back only to 1911; old doors;
vaulted cellar to far bay.
(Illustrated in Country Life: July 19th and 26th, 1946)
Listing NGR: SP3170303196
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Source: English Heritage
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