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Latitude: 51.9504 / 51°57'1"N
Longitude: -1.5123 / 1°30'44"W
OS Eastings: 433618
OS Northings: 228101
OS Grid: SP336281
Mapcode National: GBR 6SM.NGT
Mapcode Global: VHBZ8.Q7WN
Entry Name: Priory Farmhouse
Listing Date: 30 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052779
English Heritage Legacy ID: 253264
Location: Heythrop, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Heythrop
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Heythrop
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
4/83 Priory Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C16 and C17, possibly incorporating medieval elements;
altered C19 and C20. Part-coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings;
Stonesfield-slate roof with ashlar stacks. L plan. 2 storeys plus attic.
3-window front of main range has original 2-light stone-mullioned windows in the
middle bay, but has C19 mullioned windows in the outer bays and in the short
wing which projects from the left; entrance between bays one and 2 has a C19/C20
stone porch and there is a second rubble porch in the angle of the ranges. Wing,
which is probably C17, is of squared rubble with a chamfered plinth.
Steep-pitched roof has 2 ridge stacks over the main range and a gable stack on
the wing, all with moulded caps and piinths. Sides and rear have further renewed
mullioned windows, all with lattice glazing. Interior: main range has heavy
chamfered cross beams, morticed for wide joists, which are probably late
medieval and may be insitu; an open fireplace has a cambered bressumer, and a
Tudor-arched stone fireplace has recessed spandrels and ogee mouldings, repeated
in a similar chamber fireplace. Wing has intersecting chamfered beams and an
open fireplace. Butt-purlin roof has cambered collars. The house is on the site
of Cold Norton Priory, a smell Augustinian foundation, the ruins of which are
shown beside the house in a Buck engraving of 1729. Priory Farm was until 1985
in the Civil Parish of Over Norton.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p541)
Listing NGR: SP3361828101
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