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The Old Weir

A Grade II* Listed Building in Horton-cum-Studley, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8084 / 51°48'30"N

Longitude: -1.1278 / 1°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 460226

OS Northings: 212555

OS Grid: SP602125

Mapcode National: GBR 8YJ.HPX

Mapcode Global: VHCXJ.DTM1

Entry Name: The Old Weir

Listing Date: 10 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243291

Location: Horton-cum-Studley, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Horton-cum-Studley

Built-Up Area: Horton-cum-Studley

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Horton-cum-Studley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

HORTON CUM STUDLEY BRILL ROAD
SP61SW (East side)
Studley
8/54 The Old Weir
- II*
House. c.1350, c.1400, altered C16, early C17 and C18. Full-cruck structure;
walls: timber-framed with brick infill, and brick in Flemish bond; thatch roof
with rebuilt brick ridge stack. 2-bay hall house extended to L-plan by addition
of 2-bay hall with later end outshut. One storey plus attic. Front has
projecting timber-framed cross wing to right, and has entrance in angle with a
3-light segmental-arched casement to left and a 3-light dormer above. Bay to
left has some framing and a 3-light casement. C20 windows and walling beyond, in
a single-storey section, are contained below a large hip, The left return wall
has old timbers but may be a reconstruction. Front gable wall of projecting
range has 3-light casement to both floors and has a medieval cruck-framed gable
with triangular infill pieces under the verge; the lower framing is probably
C16. Rear is mostly brick with segmental-arched casements. All windows have
leaded glazing, some old. Roof has a central stack on the higher main range.
Interior: main range has 3 pairs of massive crocks tenoned into yokes, with a
ridge purlin and large curved windbraces; the left bay is much narrower and may
have formed a cross passage; the central tie beam has broach chamfer stops and
long slots in the soffit at each end, possibly to receive solid spandrels or a
spere screen. Large inserted stack has an open fireplace and is contemporary
with early C17 stop-chamfered joists and spine beam. Altered service bay under
large hip has radiating rafters and may also be medieval. Ridge purlin of main
range is propped from the ridge of the projecting range which may be slightly
earlier but has a similar central crock truss; the top half of the front cruck
blades survive in the gable but the rear gable wall has been rebuilt. The lower
ridge purlin has an edge-halved scarf joint with square abutments and 2 face
pegs on a diagonal line. Only 2 windbraces survive. Both ranges have
smoke-blackened rafters. Rear bay of cross range has a large chamfered cross
beam and heavy joists with bare-faced soffit tenons, which are possibly C14 and
may be an early insertion or an original sleeping loft. Front bay has spine
beam and joists with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, possibly C16 and
contemporary with the wall framing. A section of medieval framed wall survives
between the ranges. C20 extensions to rear are not of special architectural
interest.
(Information from Mr. John Steane, Oxfordshire Museums Service)


Listing NGR: SP6022612555

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