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Garden Walls, Gatepiers and Steps at Rear of Woodperry House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7897 / 51°47'22"N

Longitude: -1.167 / 1°10'1"W

OS Eastings: 457550

OS Northings: 210444

OS Grid: SP575104

Mapcode National: GBR 8YN.RRZ

Mapcode Global: VHCXP.Q8DV

Entry Name: Garden Walls, Gatepiers and Steps at Rear of Woodperry House

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 5 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246698

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: 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 WOODPERRY
SP51SE
2/178 Garden walls, gatepiers and
18/07/63 steps at rear of Woodperry
House
(Formerly listed as Woodperry
House with garden and entrance
gates and screens)

GV II


Garden walls, gatepiers and steps. Early/mid C18, possibly partly earlier.
Limestone rubble with some ashlar dressings. Rubble walls run from pavilions
(q.v.) to enclose the rectangular parterre, at the rear of Woodperry House
(q.v.) and extend beyond around a narrower kitchen garden at a much lower level.
The walls are heavily buttressed to north and east, where they serve as
retaining walls, reaching a height of 6m. At the north-east corner are the
remains of a 2-storey single-cell early C18 building on the exterior of the wall
in rubble with ashlar dressings, which has flat-arched openings and the remains
of cross window frames. The east wall of the parterre has central gateway
between a pair of ashlar piers with moulded cornices and ball finials. The steps
to the kitchen garden descend between ashlar walls curving inwards towards short
square piers at the bottom.


Listing NGR: SP5755010444

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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