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Sarsden Glebe with Attached Service Ranges, Stable Block and Outbuildings, Sarsden

Description: Sarsden Glebe with Attached Service Ranges, Stable Block and Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 254080

OS Grid Reference: SP2904823796
OS Grid Coordinates: 429048, 223796
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9119, -1.5791

Location: Sarsden, Oxfordshire OX7 6PH

Locality: Sarsden
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6PH

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Listing Text

Sarsden Glebe with attached
service ranges, stable block
and outbuildings


Rectory, now house and flats. 1818 by G.S. Repton for James Haughton Langston of
Sarsden House (q.v.) for the use of his brother-in-law, Reverend Charles Barter,
rector of Churchill-cum-Sarsden. Englarged and given second floor in 1834; minor
later additions and alterations. Limestone ashlar; low pitched hipped slate
roofs with deep eaves. House a basic U-plan (including service ranges) with
L-shaped stable block to rear on left and further L-shaped range of outbuildings
behind that. 3 storeys with floor band between first and second floors. 3-bay
main range with projecting bay to right. Glazing bar sashes, 9-paned to left and
centre bays and 6-paned to right on first floor of main range, all 6-paned to
second floor. Projecting bay has 6-paned glazing bar sash to second floor;
slight projection to ground and first floors has three 8-paned sashes grouped
together in ovolo-moulded wood surround to ground floor and three 6-paned sashes
grouped together to first floor. Loggia in angle to left and continued to left
return, supported on wood posts with thin curved brackets, has canted bay window
with five 8-paned glazing bar sashes below to left and 12-paned glazing bar sash
below to right. Loggia roof projects above canted bay window and supports
balcony with iron railings approached through left and centre windows on first
floor. Left return in 3 bays with glazing bar sashes to first and second floors
including 'dummies' to upper right and centre on both floors. Tall glazing bar
sash to right under loggia and also to left, latter with panelled extension to
bottom forming French window. Right return has external lateral stack to left
with top rebuilt in later C19 yellow brick. Flat-roofed porch to right with
moulded entablature and round-headed outer arch with projecting keystone has
inner 4-panel double door with vertical side-lights and elegant wreathed and
radiating fanlight. Contemporary hip-roofed service ranges attached to rear of
returns. Single-storey hip-roofed stable block with coach house to north range
and similar L-shaped range of outbuildings attached to rear of that, both
grouped around small courtyards. Interior. Right ground-floor room (dining room)
has plaster cornice comprising repeating corded motif with leaf decoration
wrapped round. Marble fireplace surround to right and pilastered doorcase with
4-panel doors to back wall. Large 4-panel double doors to left lead to central
passage with shallow elliptical groined vault and elliptical arched recesses to
sides. Similar doorway and doors to left room (drawing room) which has marble
fireplace surround and plaster cornice like that in dining room. Stone-flagged
hall behind passage has open-well staircase, lit by rectangular lantern, with
ramped wreathed handrail, circular newels and stick balusters (3 to each tread)
to carved open string. Simple plaster cornices to first-floor rooms. Stable
block retains early C19 loose-boxes with iron grilles and wood doors. The house
was built at a cost of £5000 and much of the interior decoration is similar to
that at the slightly later Dower House (q.v.) also by Repton, a short distance
away. Undated drawings of the house attributed to Repton are in the RIBA
drawings collection, Catalogue, p.l16 (29)
(Nigel Temple: 'Reptonia': Journal of Garden History: Vol.6, No.2 (1986),
pp89-111 (esp.pp99-100, 105); information from owner, Miss Hutchinson (September

Listing NGR: SP2904823796

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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