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The Beeches

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shenington with Alkerton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0826 / 52°4'57"N

Longitude: -1.4515 / 1°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 437681

OS Northings: 242837

OS Grid: SP376428

Mapcode National: GBR 6R4.KT8

Mapcode Global: VHBYJ.SXHB

Plus Code: 9C4W3GMX+29

Entry Name: The Beeches

Listing Date: 28 January 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244610

Location: Shenington with Alkerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Architectural structure Thatched cottage

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SP 3642-3742
7/54 No.1 (The Beeches)
Cottage. Datestone JE/1716 over door. Coursed ironstone rubble. Steeply pitched
thatched roof. Brick end stack on stone base. 2-unit plan. Single storey plus
attic. 2-window range. Entrance on right end has plank door, moulded wood frame
and datestone above. 2-light wood casement with wood lintel to attic. Elevation
to road has thatched staircase projection on left and a 2-light wood mullioned
window with a stop-chamfered wood lintel on right. Rear. Bread oven bulge on
left with thatched continuous covering from roof. 2-light wood casement with
stone lintel and C20 door and window with wood lintel. Two half-dormers have
2-light metal casements in wood frames. Wrought-iron casement fasteners and wood
lintels. Interior. Original 2-unit plan survives with kitchen, parlour and
pantry. Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and chamfered bressumer. Wood spiral
staircase with plank door. Stop-chamfered beam. Datestone probably to John
Edwards, village mason, who married in 1716. His father owned The Bell Inn,
Shenington. A notable dated example of a lesser vernacular dwelling with
surviving plan and interior details. Once known as Homestead Cottage.
(Wood-Jones, p194 and fig. 54; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p44; Register of
births, deaths and marriages for 1716 in Bodleian Library, Oxford)

Listing NGR: SP3767942836

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