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Northcourt Cottages, Clanfield

Description: Northcourt Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253756

OS Grid Reference: SP2872102140
OS Grid Coordinates: 428721, 202140
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7173, -1.5856

Location: A4095, Clanfield, Oxfordshire OX18 2RG

Locality: Clanfield
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX18 2RG

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Listing Text

SP2802-2902 (North side)
7/10 Northcourt Cottages

House, latterly divided into cottages, now returned to one house. Late C16,
eaves raised and extended mid-to late C18 with later additions and alterations.
Roughly coursed and dressed limestone rubble; stone slate roof. Original 2-unit
plan with prominent gables to front with roof raised and extended by one bay to
right in C18. Two storeys and attic. Original part with outline of former gables
and roof pitch visible to front and left gable end respectively has
ovolo-moulded wooden mullion windows (all of 3 lights except lower left of 5) on
each floor to left and right of central plank door under gabled hood. The
windows ail have leaded lights and have been re-faced in late C20; those to
ground floor have chamfered wood lintels and those to first floor have plain
lintels. C18 extension has infilled doorway with chamfered wood lintel
immediately to right of straight joint and C19 boarded door with chamfered wood
lintel to right. 3-light leaded casement with chamfered wood lintel on each
floor between. 2 gabled dormers with leaded casements in middle of roof slope.
Integral end stacks, left with dripstones and capping, right retaining dripstone
but shaft rebuilt in C20 brown brick. Back wall has 3-light wooden mullion
window to left on ground floor of original part and 3-light mullion window with
moulded lintel to right. Interior: in process of extensive renovation at time of
resurvey (May 1987). Left ground-floor room has chamfered spine beam with
stepped stops arid chamfer-stopped joists. Window seat to splay of front window
formerly not extending full width as window has been restored to its original
width only in late C20; C18 panelled window shutter shows former width of
window, 2 left lights having been infilled. Inglenook fireplace with chamfered
wood lintel (repaired to centre) and run-out stops has successive bread ovens
and later corner seat to left. Former partition running across room to left of
entrance has been removed but said to be C19. Partition on right side of
entrance is timber framed with wattle and daub infill and C19 tongue and groove
boarding applied to left side. 2 plank doors in partition lead to right room (of
original part) which has chamfered spine beam and joists and formerly had wattle
and daub partition across it. Room to right of this, approached through plank
door, has 3 deep-chamfered spine beans and joists, beam to front not tied into
wall suggesting that it may have been open to front and supported by corner
posts. In this case the room may originally have had an agricultural function:
e.g. cowhouse with hay-loft above, not becoming part of domestic accommodation
until C18. Infilled inglenook fireplace to right wall. Oak winder staircase to
right of fireplace in left room leads to first floor and then, through plank
door, continues to attic; infilled chamfered 2-light wooden mullion window to
lower flight. Two left first-floor rooms (now knocked into one) have a few wide
floor boards and fireplace with chamfered wood lintel to front left corner (to
left of ground-floor fireplace); chamfered spine beam and joists with floor
boards of attic visible on top of them (note that tie beams of roof tie across
attic floor boards but are now concealed by C20 suspended floor). C18 part has
wide floor boards and wide plank partition across spine. Winder staircase to
attic (separate from attic of main part and with wide floor boards) has sawn-off
newel to top. Main attic has trenched double-purlin roof in 3 bays with 2 collar
arid tie beam trusses. Plank doors throughout and original moulding to mullions
visible internally.

Listing NGR: SP2872102140

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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