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Greys Court, Dower House

A Grade I Listed Building in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247146

Location: Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

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

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Listing Text

ROTHERFIELD GREYS
SU78SW
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)
GV I
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
Guidebook, 1982).


Listing NGR: SU7254583384

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