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Danvers House, Dashwood House and Calthorpe House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0587 / 52°3'31"N

Longitude: -1.339 / 1°20'20"W

OS Eastings: 445418

OS Northings: 240240

OS Grid: SP454402

Mapcode National: GBR 7ST.Y0P

Mapcode Global: VHCW7.RJ05

Plus Code: 9C4W3M56+FC

Entry Name: Danvers House, Dashwood House and Calthorpe House

Listing Date: 9 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046966

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244330

Location: Banbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Banbury

Built-Up Area: Banbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Banbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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No.7 (Danvers House), No.8 (Dashwood House) and No.9 (Calthorpe House)


Three houses, once substantial house, now divided into flats. No.9 is C16 or
earlier with later additions and alterations; Nos.7 and 8 have datestones
JL/1900 and JL/1876, respectively. Nos.7 and 8 of ashlar ironstone with brick to
sides and rear; No.9 partly of regular coursed ironstone rubble and partly
ironstone ashlar. Slate roofs. Brick ridge, lateral and end stacks. 2 storeys
plus attics throughout. 5 gable-front bays altogether. No.7: 4-window range. 2
bays. Stone porch to left has pointed arched doorway and plank door with rails.
Casement window to left, 2 sashes with glazing bars to right. First floor has 3
sashes with glazing bars and a tall fixed light. 3 half-dormer windows including
2 sashes. No.8: 2-window range. Single bay. C19 ironstone ashlar porch to right
has 4-centred arched doorway, part-glazed door and 2-light stone-mullioned
window. Embattled parapet with one surviving finial. Window to left has
intersecting glazing bars. 2 first floor windows including a pointed arched
window with diamond leaded lights and fragmentary remains of hood mould and head
stops. 2-light half-dormer window. No.9: 2 bays. Shallow, embattled 2-storey
porch has door surround bearing the arms of the Hawten family who acquired the
house between 1604 and 1614. Doorway has a 4-centred arched head and part-glazed
plank door. Hood mould with label stops. Doorway is flanked by tall sashes with
glazing bars, hood moulds and label stops. Plain door to left; upper floor of
the porch has a 6-light stone-mullioned and transomed window. Similar 3-light
window to the left and a sash with glazing bars to the right. First floor
windows have a continuous hood mould with label stops. 2 half-dormers: a 3-light
stone-mullioned window with hood mould and label stops and a sash window with
glazing bars and hood mould and label stops. Right end remodelled late C18/early
C19 has embattled porch, with Gothick glazing. 2 first-floor sashes have glazing
bars and hood moulds with label stops. Interior Calthorpe House: ground floor
room has a plaster rib vault on angel corbels. One corbel bears the arms of the
Cobb family, who owned the Calthorpe estate between 1801-1875. Reputed to have
an arched braced collar-beam truss roof in the south range of Calthorpe House.
Joseph Lumber, clothier, owned the properties in the C19. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire,
Vol.X, pp.36,44 and 45; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.442).

Listing NGR: SP4541840240

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