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Rectory Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7803 / 51°46'48"N

Longitude: -1.1637 / 1°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 457793

OS Northings: 209396

OS Grid: SP577093

Mapcode National: GBR 8YW.6MH

Mapcode Global: VHCXP.SJ53

Entry Name: Rectory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 5 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246680

Location: Stanton St. John, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanton St. John

Built-Up Area: Stanton St John

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanton St John

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

STANTON ST. JOHN MIDDLE ROAD
SP5ONE (East side)
5/160 Rectory Farmhouse
18/07/63

GV II*


Farmhouse. Late C16/early C17 and mid/late C17. Limestone ashlar and rubble;
concrete plain-tile roof. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. Symmetrical 3-window
front , with chamfered plinth, has a central 4-centre arched doorway with
recessed spandrels below a 2-light window; outer bays have 4-light windows at
ground and first floors. All windows have ovolo-moulded stone mullions and some
have leaded lights; ground-floor openings have labels. Roof has one gabled roof
dormer, to left, and flanking stone gable stacks with projecting weatherings.
Left gable wall has single-light moulded-stone windows, and returns to 2-window
rear wing, with further 2- and 3-light mullioned windows with labels, extended
by a lower rubble range with a 4-light leaded casement. Rear of main ranges have
similar mullioned windows and there is a blocked doorway opposite the main
entrance. Interior: Timber-framed partitions with richly-moulded 4-centre arched
doorways with recessed spandrels and elaborate chamfer stops; 2
similarly-moulded Tudor-arched fireplaces and other plainer stone fireplaces; 2
winder stairs rising to attics; bolection-mould grained panelled room; large
open fireplace in C17 kitchen wing with very wide chamfered bressumer;
butt-purlin roof. Main doorway shows some evidence of re-location and may have
been originally in the return front, opening into the lobby in line with the
second winder stair. The present entrance hall was formerly a through passage.
Over the doorway is a plaque recording the birth there of John White (1575-1648)
"Chief founder of Massachusetts, New England".
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p,283; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.785).


Listing NGR: SP5779009395

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