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Astley Bridge Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Merton, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8576 / 51°51'27"N

Longitude: -1.1424 / 1°8'32"W

OS Eastings: 459160

OS Northings: 218017

OS Grid: SP591180

Mapcode National: GBR 8XY.D0M

Mapcode Global: VHCXB.4KXT

Entry Name: Astley Bridge Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Last Amended: 10 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243340

Location: Merton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Merton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Merton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

MERTON
SP51NE
3/98 Astley Bridge Farmhouse
26/11/51 (Formerly listed as Astley
Bridge Farmhouse and
outbuilding)
- II
Farmhouse. Mid C18. Limestone rubble with squared dressings and some brick
ornament; concrete plain-tile roof with brick ridge stack. Central-stair plan
with rear outshut. Mid-Georgian style. 2 storeys plus attic. Symmetrical
3-window front of main range breaks forward in the centre below a
pediment-shaped gable which contains a brick-arched lunette; the centre bay also
has a Venetian window above a similar arrangement incorporating the front door,
both with brick relieving arches. Outer bays have 16-pane sashes above 20-pane
sashes. A brick cornice with moulded dentils breaks around the centre bay and
returns to the sides. Hipped roof extends over rear outshut. Lower slated
granary range to right is now incorporated into the house but retains an
external brick stair to rear. Rear wing returning on left was formerly a dairy.
Interior: most features renewed C20.
(V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol,V, p.222 (description confused with Merton Grounds
Farmhouse); Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.701).


Listing NGR: SP5916018017

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