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Description: Langston Priory
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253948
OS Grid Reference: SP2574222688
OS Grid Coordinates: 425742, 222688
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9021, -1.6272
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SP22SE (North side)
7/46 Langston Priory (former
Langston Arms Hotel)
Shown on O.S. map as Hotel.
Hotel, now residential home for the elderly. Circa 1870 by George Devey for the
Third Earl of Ducie with later alterations. Rock-faced regularly coursed and
dressed limestone rubble with roughcast light timber frame to gables and jettied
first floor of main range; artificial stone slate roof to front, original stone
slates to rear and to low right wing. Complex plan in free Tudor style. 2
storeys and attic. Main range has projecting gabled wing to left with jettied
attic supported on coving. C20 casement to attic. 2-light flat-faced mullion
window to first floor and 3-light flat-faced mullioned and transomed window to
ground floor. Similar mullioned and transomed windows to main range to left and
right of 2-storey projecting gabled porch. Wide segmental-headed arch has
panelled doors with fleur-delays pointed strap hinges leading to lobby with
half-glazed ledged doors. 2-light flat-faced mullion windows lighting cellar to
left and right of entrance. First floor of porch has quoin strips and Venetian
window with original glazing removed. 3-light casements with original glazing
removed to left and right. Possibly slightly later single-storey range attached
to right has projecting gabled bay to right with coving like that on gabled wing
to main range and 5-light mullioned and transomed window (centre lower light
round-headed). Three 2-light flat-faced mullion windows to left, one to left and
2 to right of ramped buttress. A prominent feature of the building are the
ridge, lateral and end stacks, all with red brick detached diagonal shafts in
groups of 2 or 3, several rebuilt in original style in late C20. One of rear
ranges has semi-circular bread oven projection with stone slate roof. Interior.
Much altered in C20 but retains original dog-leg staircase with turned
balusters. Situated by a principal railway junction, the hotel served as the
headquarters of the local hunt. It had stabling for 23 hunters and guests of the
Earl of Ducie and other visitors from London would bring their horses by train
for a weekend's hunting.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p674; Local information)
Listing NGR: SP2574222688
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Source: English Heritage
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