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Description: The Royal Oak Farmhouse
Date Listed: 10 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 260408
OS Grid Reference: SJ6223933639
OS Grid Coordinates: 362239, 333639
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8989, -2.5628
SJ 63 SW MORETON SAY C.P. BLETCHLEY
8/103 The Royal Oak Farm-
Farmhouse, latterly inn. Circa 1600 with mid-to late C19 addition.
Timber framed with plastered infill on painted dressed sandstone plinth.
Extended in painted brick. Plain tile roof. Framing: close-studding
(with middle rail to ground-floor) with long straight tension braces.
Jettied first floors to cross wings with moulded bressumers and carved
scrolled brackets and jettied gables with carved brackets supporting bressumers
with carved vine-trails and moulded bottom edge. H-plan; one framed
bay with projecting gabled cross wings of 2 framed bays. Addition
of one framed bay in angle at rear. One storey and attic. Large dressed
yellow/grey sandstone stack behind ridge off-centre to left with rebuilt
or heightened brick top section, brick stack to rear of left-hand cross
wing, and brick ridge stack to right-hand cross wing. Large central
c.1600 dormer with C19 two-light wooden casement and jettied gable with
moulded bressumer. 1-:1-:1- window front; late C19 two-and 3-light
wooden casements, some with triangular upper lights. Rendered gabled
porch in angle of right-hand cross wing with C19 four-panelled door
(glazed top panels). Blocked c.1600 first floor windows in returns
of cross wings (3 lights to left and 2 + 2 lights to right). Evidence
of former ground-floor wooden oriel windows to cross windows (see mortices
on underside of bressumers). C19 addition to left with painted imitation
framing. Segmental-headed 2-light wooden casements in left-hand return
front. Rear: 2 gables to left with collar and tie-beam trusses, that
to right with close studding. Lean-to additions. Interior only partly
inspected. Left-hand ground-floor room with chamfered ceiling beams.
Old boarded doors with wrought-iron strap hinges and L-and H-hinges.
Listing NGR: SJ6223933639
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