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Description: Lees Rest
Date Listed: 18 May 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 254152
OS Grid Reference: SP3755019182
OS Grid Coordinates: 437550, 219182
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8700, -1.4560
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SP 31 NE
2/12 Lee's Rest
Large farmhouse. C18 probably incorporating earlier features and much restored in
1950s. Coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings and stone slate roof.
E-plan, including former farm buildings to right now part of the house. 2
storeys; 6-window range. Projecting gabled porch to left of centre has C20 door
and windows in side walls. 4-light C20 stone mullioned windows to right and left
under drip moulds. Similar 3-light casements in projecting end wings, those to
the right under timber lintels. Smaller mullioned windows on first floor.
Massive external stone chimney on side of left wing; ridge chimneys to left of
main range and on right wing. Interior has fireplace with Tudor-arched lintel in
left ground-floor room; re-set panelling in former agricultural range to right;
and some exposed roof timbers including a queen-post (or-strut) truss. The late
C16 hunting lodge was apparently demolished soon after 1720 but there was a
farmhouse on the site by 1768. VCH Oxfordshire 10 (1972).
Listing NGR: SP3755019182
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Source: English Heritage
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