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Swiss Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6046 / 51°36'16"N

Longitude: -1.6471 / 1°38'49"W

OS Eastings: 424535

OS Northings: 189588

OS Grid: SU245895

Mapcode National: GBR 5WC.BCV

Mapcode Global: VHC0R.DXLS

Entry Name: Swiss Cottage

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250587

Location: Shrivenham, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN6

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Shrivenham

Built-Up Area: Shrivenham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shrivenham with Watchfield and Bourton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. SHRIVENHAM FARINGDON ROAD
(north side)
Swiss Cottage
SU 2489 6/41

II


2.
Circa 1850s in Swiss Chalet style built by Lord Barrington of Beckett Park as a
summerhouse and playroom of timber framing and brick nogging with gabled thatched
roofs and a central brick stack. Greek cross in plan of I storey and attic with gable
ends to each arm and gabled dormers facing SW. The windows have diamond glazing
throughout and the picturesque rustic effect is enhanced by the application of cut
timbers to the brick walls. The garden front was originally the entrance front and
has a plank and batten door. There is a similar door to the roadside front.
The cottage is illustrated in Candida Lycett Green, English Cottages, 1982, p 137


Listing NGR: SU2453589588

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