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Greys Court, Dower House

A Grade I Listed Building in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5447 / 51°32'40"N

Longitude: -0.9553 / 0°57'18"W

OS Eastings: 472544

OS Northings: 183383

OS Grid: SU725833

Mapcode National: GBR C4P.59C

Mapcode Global: VHDWF.DFBP

Entry Name: Greys Court, Dower House

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 13 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247146

Location: Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Rotherfield Greys

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rotherfield Greys

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

6/124 Greys Court, Dower House
24/10/51 (Formerly listed as Greys
Court including Batchelors
Hall, The Well House, and
Towers NE, NW and SW of house)
Formerly known as Batchelors Hall.
House. C14 tower with C16 house attached, with later alterations. Flint with
stone dressings to tower; red brick to house; plain old tile roof; brick
stacks. Octagonal tower to right with rectangular-plan house to left. 2 storey,
2-window range to house. 3 storey tower. Slit window to each side of tower to
ground and first floor. Single light window to each side of second floor of
tower. Crenellated parapet; octagonal pyramidal roof. Central C20 sash door
with stone surround with label mould with dropped ends to house. 3-light
casements to all openings with stone surrounds with label moulds with dropped
ends. Large brick stack at junction of house and tower. Rear: Irregular
fenestratiion, 4 cross gables to roof. Interior not inspected. Motto over
entrance door: "Melius nil coelibe vita" (Nothing is better than the celibate
life). History: Licence to crenellate granted to Sir John de Grey in 1347.
(Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, p.735-7; Greys Court, National Trust
Guidebook, 1982).

Listing NGR: SU7254583384

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