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The Tower House and Adjoining Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Childrey, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5875 / 51°35'14"N

Longitude: -1.4811 / 1°28'51"W

OS Eastings: 436049

OS Northings: 187752

OS Grid: SU360877

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y3.JC5

Mapcode Global: VHC11.8CWD

Entry Name: The Tower House and Adjoining Walls

Listing Date: 11 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250678

Location: Childrey, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Childrey

Built-Up Area: Childrey

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

SU3687 (North side)
12/51 The Tower House and adjoining


House. c.1900. Squared and coursed chalk, limestone dressings and stack; stone
slate roof. Square plan with corner stair-turret, 1 1/2-storey. Arts and Crafts
style. Front has one 3-light first floor window, timber lintel over plank door:
asymmetrical gable with limestone kneelers and half-hipped roof with gablet:
Rear right circular stair-turret has semi-circular arch with hood mould and
moulded stone architrave over moulded plank door which is slightly curved, 2-
light splayed and stone-mullioned window and ball finial to conical roof. Left
side of house has late C20 doors and casements to ground floor and original 3-
light leaded casements over; original rainwater heads; kneelers to two gables;
to left is circular limestone stack. Interior: ground floor remodelled in the
C20, but 1st floor layout intact. Tunnel vault to right corridor with access to
to right corridor with access to rooms and stair - turret; plank doors with
with semi-circular heads, strap hinges and Norfolk latches; curved planked door
to limestone spiral stairs, with plain cornice to dome at top. Rear of Tower
House attached to wall of c.1900 which runs from south-east corner of
churchyard to office; chalk and limestone rubble brought to course, limestone
dressings, stone slate coping; Wall carried in triangle over central planked
door in semi-circular arch with rebated jambs; ramp to Tower House; triangular
section to coping. Part of a complex of buildings at Cantorist House (q.v.)
probably contemporary with alterations to the house c.1900.

Listing NGR: SU3604987752

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