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Rectory House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7453 / 51°44'43"N

Longitude: -1.133 / 1°7'58"W

OS Eastings: 459951

OS Northings: 205535

OS Grid: SP599055

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z9.GCS

Mapcode Global: VHCXX.9DVD

Entry Name: Rectory House

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246970

Location: Wheatley, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Wheatley

Built-Up Area: Wheatley

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wheatley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP5905 (South side)
7/202 No.30 (Rectory House)


Farmhouse, now offices and flat. Late C16/early C17. Coursed squared limestone
rubble; old plain-tile roof and brick stacks. T-plan. 2 storeys plus attics.
Entrance front has stair tower to left of centre, extended by a slightly later
2-storey bay. Entrance to right of tower. Bay to right has C19 window at ground
floor but 3-light stone-mullioned windows at first floor and in large gable.
2-light windows in stair tower and bay to left (blocked) all with ovolo mullions
and labels. 2 large stacks, with 2 and 4 diagonal shafts rise from left gable
and above door. End and subsidiary gables have parapets with moulded copings and
prominent fluted-scroll kneelers. Rear wall has been entirely rebuilt with brick
dressings to all openings, probably in late C18 or early C19. Interior: Fine
open-well stair to attics with pierced flat balusters. Wide roll-moulded
handrail and elaborate 2-tier lantern finials; winder stair rises beside top
flight to roof space. First-floor landing has elaborate wooden double archway to
stair having 3-centre arches with recessed spandrels, carved stops to mouldings
and a dentil cornice; 4 doorways with 3- and 4-centre arches with foliage
spandrels, some with heavy doors of 9 moulded panels and studded framing;
remains of deep plaster frieze around landing with arabesque panels. 2
Tudor-arched stone fireplaces with recessed spandrels. Roof has cambered collar
trusses and butt purlins.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.19; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.838).

Listing NGR: SP5995105535

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