Description: The Limes
Date Listed: 8 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 306125
OS Grid Reference: SP4094549928
OS Grid Coordinates: 440945, 249928
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1461, -1.4030
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AVON DASSETT AVON DASSETT ROAD
SP44NW (East side)
4/16 The Limes
House. Dated 1702; altered late C19 (Wood-Jones). Regular coursed ironstone with
moulded eaves cornice. Tile roof has coped gable parapets with moulded kneelers;
ashlar ridge and end stacks. 3-unit baffle entry plan. 2 storeys and attic.
3-window range, Entrance between second and third bays has hollow chamfered
lintel and plank door. Original stone canopy on shaped brackets. 2-light window
to left. Chamfered stone mullioned windows, mostly 3-light, throughout. Small
single-light staircase window between first and second bays. Moulded fielded
datestone has initials HTM and elaborate though badly eroded cornice with winged
head. Rear largely similar. Door has cambered stone arch. Interior not
inspected, According to Wood-Jones the moulded eaves cornice is "the earliest to
be recorded" in the Banbury region.
(R,B, Wood-Jones; Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region: 1963,
pp.186,187,191,263 and 270).
Listing NGR: SP4094549928
Source: English Heritage
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