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Latitude: 51.5447 / 51°32'40"N
Longitude: -0.9553 / 0°57'18"W
OS Eastings: 472544
OS Northings: 183383
OS Grid: SU725833
Mapcode National: GBR C4P.59C
Mapcode Global: VHDWF.DFBP
Entry Name: Greys Court, Dower House
Listing Date: 24 October 1951
Last Amended: 13 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047391
English Heritage Legacy ID: 247146
Location: Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Rotherfield Greys
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Rotherfield Greys
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
6/124 Greys Court, Dower House
24/10/51 (Formerly listed as Greys
Court including Batchelors
Hall, The Well House, and
Towers NE, NW and SW of house)
Formerly known as Batchelors Hall.
House. C14 tower with C16 house attached, with later alterations. Flint with
stone dressings to tower; red brick to house; plain old tile roof; brick
stacks. Octagonal tower to right with rectangular-plan house to left. 2 storey,
2-window range to house. 3 storey tower. Slit window to each side of tower to
ground and first floor. Single light window to each side of second floor of
tower. Crenellated parapet; octagonal pyramidal roof. Central C20 sash door
with stone surround with label mould with dropped ends to house. 3-light
casements to all openings with stone surrounds with label moulds with dropped
ends. Large brick stack at junction of house and tower. Rear: Irregular
fenestratiion, 4 cross gables to roof. Interior not inspected. Motto over
entrance door: "Melius nil coelibe vita" (Nothing is better than the celibate
life). History: Licence to crenellate granted to Sir John de Grey in 1347.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, p.735-7; Greys Court, National Trust
Listing NGR: SU7254583384
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