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Description: Lockey House and Attached Railings
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253847
OS Grid Reference: SP2474902728
OS Grid Coordinates: 424749, 202728
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7227, -1.6431
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LANGFDRD CHAPEL LANE
6/96 Lockey House and attached
12.9.55 (Formerly listed as Cotswold
House, latterly an inn, now reverted to domestic use. Probably C17, remodelled
1719 (datestone) for John Lockey and again in early C19. Uncoursed limestone
rubble, regularly coursed with quoins to front; stone slate roofs with coped
verges to main range. This has 3 short hip-roofed ranges projecting at
right-angles to rear. 2 storeys and attic. 5 windows to first floor, 18-paned
glazing bar sashes (second and fourth from left horned) in moulded stone
surrounds replacing narrow segmental-headed windows of 1719. Two similar 9-paned
glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds replacing 4 segmental-headed openings on
ground floor. Central segmental-headed doorway replaced by moulded round-arched
stone surround with projecting keystone; panelled door with St. Andrew's cross
pattern to bottom panel and semi-circular fanlight. Two C19 flat-roofed dormers
to raised eaves. Left gable end has 2 ogee-arched pigeon nesting holes and ledge
below attic window. Datestone "1719" above. Rear: 3 hip-roofed ranges with
projecting gullies each have an early C18 mullioned and transomed window on
first floor; infilled segmental-headed doorway to centre blocked by lean-to
(c.1948). Stone stacks with red brick shafts to corners of main range, probably
C18. Interior. Central narrow stone-flagged entrance hall has dado panelling.
Early C18 dog-leg staircase to rear has moulded handrail. Square newels and
turned balusters to closed string. Panelled window shutters and encased,
plastered ceiling beams to front rooms. Small room to left of staircase had
fireplace with early C18 stone mantel-shelf; contemporary inset wall cupboard
with shell niche. Panelled doors throughout. First floor: front rooms have
exposed ceiling beams. Tie beams of earlier roof visible to rear. Attached early
C19 spear-headed iron railings on low stone wall to front have superscription
"C.HART MAKER WANTAGE". During the house's period as an inn (c.1880-1926) the
whole of the first floor could be converted by the removal of partitions into a
single club room: it was here that the Langford Whitsun Club met for dinner.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p681; information from owners, Mr. & Mrs.
Kemp, May 1987)
Listing NGR: SP2474902728
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Source: English Heritage
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