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Latitude: 51.8561 / 51°51'21"N
Longitude: -1.166 / 1°9'57"W
OS Eastings: 457536
OS Northings: 217824
OS Grid: SP575178
Mapcode National: GBR 8XX.L15
Mapcode Global: VHCX9.QMY0
Plus Code: 9C3WVR4M+CJ
Entry Name: West End Farmhouse
Listing Date: 26 November 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1046549
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243348
Location: Merton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25
Civil Parish: Merton
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Merton
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
10/106 West End Farmhouse
Farmhouse. c.1700, extended late C18/early C19. Limestone ashlar and coursed
rubble with some wooden lintels; old plain-tile roof with rebuilt brick stacks.
3-unit plan with end outshut, extended to L plan. 2 storeys plus attic.
Symmetrical 5-window ashlar front, with rusticated quoins, plinth and storey
band, breaks forward in the middle 3 bays, below a tall parapetted gable
containing an oculus; the projecting kneelers return as a stone cornice over the
wide flanking bays. Central doorway, with panelled door, has a wide plain
architrave with double-stepped keyblock below a flat canopy on shaped brackets.
The window above is blind. All windows are of 2 lights and have ovolo-moulded
surrounds, retaining central mullions at first floor. End gables contain similar
attic windows. Rubble outshut to right is roughly contemporary. Rear has a large
stone lateral stack with many offsets, and has stop-chamfered lintels. Rear
wing, returning on right has been shortened. Interior: winder stair at first
floor; some plank doors and a wooden latch; butt-purlin roof with heavy rafters.
Most roof timbers and some window mouldings show signs of being re-used
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.222; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.701).
Listing NGR: SP5753617824
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