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Common Farmhouse, Little Faringdon

Description: Common Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253882

OS Grid Reference: SP2219001253
OS Grid Coordinates: 422190, 201253
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7096, -1.6802

Location: A361, Little Faringdon, Oxfordshire GL7 3QQ

Locality: Little Faringdon
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3QQ

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Listing Text

(East side)
1/123 Common Farmhouse

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16, extended mid-C18 with later additions and
alterations. Uncoursed limestone rubble with alternating angle quoins (of
well-dressed ashlar to C18 part); stone slate roofs. Earliest part is gabled
range aligned roughly east-west with C18 addition at right-angles to north on
west; C19 and C20 additions at right-angles to south. 2 storeys and attic. East
gable end has 4-, formerly 5-light mullion windows with right lights infilled
and dripstone reassembled; 3-light mullion window with segmental-headed lights,
iron bars and dripstone off-centre to first floor and small square chamfered
window to attic. Right return has prominent external stepped stack with moulded
dripstone and brick capping; semi-circular corbelled projection attached to left
on first floor. Also to left a small chamfered window with leaded lights
directly below eaves and a 2-light mullion window to ground floor with right
termination of dripstone cutting into stack. Left return has infilled doorway to
left and 2-light mullion window with dripstone to right. West gable end has 2
glazing bar sashes to ground floor, left C20 and in position of infilled
doorway. First floor has glazing bar sash in similar surround to those of C18
part with infilled window to right. 2 sloping buttresses are C20. C18 addition
has glazing bar sash in plain stone surround with projecting keystone on each
floor to both sides and C20 gabled dormer in roof slope to same line. Integral
end stack to right with dripstone, top rebuilt in C20 red brick. Outline of
former roof pitch of demolished stables visible below. C19 part has 2 casements
with continuous directly below eaves to east side with 3-light window to lower
left and ledged door with cambered head to right. Interior. C16 part has
ground-floor rooms knocked into one. 3 deep-chamfered cross beans and chamfered
joists with stepped ogee stops. Chamfered stone fireplace and similar fireplace
to first floor. Ground-floor room of C18 part has moulded plaster cornice and
spine beam. Inset panelled wall cupboards to either side of fireplace, right
with scalloped niche and carved shelves. Stone-flag floors to ground floor
throughout. C18 part has collar truss roof with principal rafters rising from
wall tops. Roof structure of C16 part not visible at tine of resurvey (May

Listing NGR: SP2219001253

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Source: English Heritage

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