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Description: Langford House and Attached Conservatory
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253890
OS Grid Reference: SP2237201563
OS Grid Coordinates: 422372, 201563
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7124, -1.6776
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LITTLE FARINGDON MAIN STREET
SP20SW (South-west side)
1/130 Langford House and attached
Small country house. Circa 1820 extension and remodelling of C17 house with
further additions of c.1830 and 1876 (date on rainwater heads). Uncoursed and
roughly coursed limestone rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings; slate roofs
with coped verges moulded eaves cornice and parapet, embattled to c.1820 parts.
Present house a T-plan with original twin-gabled C17 part at junction between 2
arms; C19 work in a Domestic Tudor style. 2 storeys and attics. South-west side
of C17 part has three C19 casements with dripstones to ground floor and one on
first floor to right gable. Prominent oriel window to left gable with 5
round-headed lights and embattled parapet probably c.1820. Segmental-headed
windows with Gothic Y-tracery and dripstones to attic of each gable. Tall
6-light mullioned and transomed window (probably 1876) to right lighting
staircase. Two-bay service range (c.1830) under different roof pitch to left has
3-light mullioned and transomed windows with segmental heads and dripstones to
ground floor, similar 2-light mullion windows to first floor and single
segmental-headed windows to gabled half dormers. External end stack to left with
moulded capping and end stack to right with 2 diagonal shafts, dripstone and
capping. Parallel twin-gabled range (c.1820) projecting to right of C17 part has
similar windows including to full-height canted bay projection at southern end
of south-west side. Single-storey flat-roofed projection with embattled parapet
in angle and continued round to north has similar windows, 2 to left of
projecting rectangular porch blind and painted in imitation. Porch has moulded
4-centred outer arch with hollow spandrels and label; inner diagonal boarded
door. Corbelled external end stacks to each gable have 2 diagonal shafts,
capping and dripstones. South side of this range has 3 glazing bar sashes in
ashlar surrounds to first floor, a projecting bow with embattled parapet to
ground floor of right gable and a contemporary conservatory with intersecting
cast-iron Gothic tracery to left. 1876 range set back to right has twin gables
to left and gabled range set back to right at right-angles to north-east.
Similar windows to other parts including to canted bay window with embattled
parapet to right twin gable. Ball finials to gables and corners. Parallel
service range (also 1876) to rear completes T-plan. Interior. Not inspected at
time of resurvey (May 1987) but likely to be of interest.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p685)
Listing NGR: SP2237201563
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