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Benson Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7303 / 51°43'49"N

Longitude: -1.2195 / 1°13'10"W

OS Eastings: 454002

OS Northings: 203796

OS Grid: SP540037

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZC.JHV

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.TR5X

Entry Name: Benson Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245986

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Cowley

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cowley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP50 SW 26/87 (west side)
No 11 (Benson
House. 2nd ½ C17; altered. Rubblestone; C20 tile roof; rebuilt brick stacks.
Central lobby entrance with unheated room to rear. 2 storeys with attic; 3
bays; C20 single-storey kitchen wing addition to rear right not of special
interest. Entrance, to left of centre, has C20 part-glazed door in wide opening
with deep canopy on scrolled brackets, and 2-light window above. 3-light
windows to flanking bays. Windows all with timber lintels and C20 casements.
Quoin-like stones to doorway and left-hand ground-floor window. A horizontal
timber to right on ground floor. End stacks. Rear: various C20 windows; sky-
light to roof. Right return: small attic window. Interior: in right-hand room,
inglenook fireplace with chamfered timber bressummer and chamfered quoins;
wooden seat inside on right and, on left, bread oven with stone voussoirs, brick
lining, and flue below. Chamfered spine beams, that to lst-floor right-hand
room with stepped cyma stops. Splayed window reveals; wooden mullions to outer
lst-floor windows at front. Plank and 4-panel doors. Central straight-flight
stair (with winders at bottom) has C19 balustrade. Original tie-beams, but
other roof timbers C20. In attic, right-hand stack rises, semi-circular on
plan, of stone with brick at top.

Listing NGR: SP5400203796

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