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Fifield House, Fifield

Description: Fifield House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253982

OS Grid Reference: SP2414718765
OS Grid Coordinates: 424147, 218765
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8669, -1.6507

Location: The Green, Fifield, Oxfordshire OX7 6HH

Locality: Fifield
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6HH

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Listing Text

Fifield House


Farmhouse. Late C17 or possibly early C18 with later additions and alterations.
Regularly coursed and dressed limestone with ashlar dressings and quoin strips;
hipped stone slate roof with modillion eaves cornice. 2 storeys and attic with
moulded floor band and moulded plinth to semi-basement. 5-window front; 18-paned
glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds. Central entrance; half-glazed double
doors with decorated rectangular overlight approached by semi-circular flight of
steps with ball finials at each end of ramped coping and small pilastered piers
flanking door. Semi-basement has 2-light chamfered mullion windows directly
below ground-floor sashes, inner right replaced by C20 window, with narrow
rectangular chamfered windows to each side of steps. Left return has blind
windows in moulded surrounds to each floor, 2-light mullion window to
semi-basement and flat-roofed dormer in bottom of roof slope. Right return same
except that windows have glazing bar sashes painted in imitation and it has a
C20 French casement to semi-basement. Stepped external lateral stack to rear on
right and similar integral stack to left with hip-roofed staircase projection
between. This has 2-light chamfered mullion windows to semi-basement and to
second floor with fixed-light window in earlier surround on level between. Lower
fiat-roofed range attached to one side. Gabled dormers in roof slope of main
range. Gabled service ranges attached at right-angles to rear on left with C20
range running at right-angles to left towards farmyard. Interior. C17/early
C18 dog-leg staircase at back of central hall in hip-roofed projection rises
from semi-basement and continues to attic: turned balusters to open string,
moulded handrail and square newels. Left ground-floor room has plaster cornice
with egg and dart moulding. Bolection moulded fireplace to room above. Wide
floor boards to ground floor, first floor and attic and 2-panel doors with
H-hinges throughout.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p603)

Listing NGR: SP2414718765

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Source: English Heritage

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