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Description: Butterfield House
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253884
OS Grid Reference: SP2284301379
OS Grid Coordinates: 422843, 201379
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7107, -1.6708
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LITTLE FARINGDON LECHLADE ROAD
(Formerly listed as Tall
chimneys (former Vicarage))
Rectory, now house. 1867 by William Butterfield. Rock-faced limestone ashlar
with ashlar dressings; red machine tile roofs with coped verges on carved stone
kneelers. Free Tudor Gothic style; double-depth plan with cross-wing. 2 and 3
storeys with moulded eaves cornice and ground-floor all band to main range and
coped parapet to flat-roofed range to right. Irregular fenestration;
segmental-headed sash windows, some paired, to left and centre of main range
including to hipped eaves dormer to centre. Internal staircase to right lit by
rectangular tier of 3 mullioned windows, upper with cinquefoil-headed top-hung
casements, blind and with transom to centre and with fixed lights to bottom.
Prominent ridge stack to left of dormer and.external end stack to right, both
with projecting capping. Projecting gable to right has moulded segmental-headed
paired sash window on first floor and window with blind plate tracery to ground
floor. Entrance through Tudor-arched boarded double doors with decorative strap
hinges in 2-storey, T-shaped, flat-roofed range in angle to right. Parallel rear
range similar to front with ridge stacks. Interior. Original staircase rises to
attic with slender balusters to open string. Panelled doors throughout.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p685; Paul Thompson; William Butterfield
(1971), pp139, 221, 264, 328, 405, 439)
Listing NGR: SP2284301379
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Source: English Heritage
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