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Church Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Leigh, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7773 / 51°46'38"N

Longitude: -1.4306 / 1°25'50"W

OS Eastings: 439383

OS Northings: 208884

OS Grid: SP393088

Mapcode National: GBR 6VV.K43

Mapcode Global: VHC03.5L2F

Entry Name: Church Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048947

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252319

Location: South Leigh, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX29

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: South Leigh

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: South Leigh

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

7/235 Church Farmhouse
- II

Shown on Ordnance Survey map as Church End Farmhouse.
House, now farmhouse. Early C16, with later alterations. Timber-framed on
limestone rubble plinth; of close studding with middle rail, and jettied gable
ends with arch-bracing and tension-bracing; rendered right side wall has
herringbone timber framing to gable. Gabled stone slate roof; ridge stack of
stone finished in C17 and C18 brick; right end stack finished in C20 brick.
3-unit through-passage plan. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. C16 ribbed
plank door with iron fittings set in chamfered arched surround; blocked door
with arched head in left bay. C20 two-light casements; mid C19 horizontal
sliding sash above blocked 5-light wood-mullioned window right of door; gabled
roof dormers with 3-light casements. Rear: late C19 outshut adjoins early C16
jettied porch; doorway with moulded architrave; hollow-chamfered wood-mullioned
4-light window to side; C16 ribbed plank inner door with iron fittings set in
moulded arched architrave with sunk spandrels. One-storey right-angle service
range to right of front much altered in C20. Interior: moulded beams on ground
floor, except stop-chamfered beam to right. Part of panelled screens passage,
with heavy moulded muntins and rail, to left of entry. Moulded stone jambs to
fireplace in central room. Jowled posts to 8-bay collar-truss roof with butt
purlins and some arched windbraces. Stop-chamfered lintel to possible former
oriel, with orange-ochre banding, in bay to rear wall. Ground and first-floor
rooms to left have late C17 panelling and cornices. An early example of a
two-storey house: the painted beam is a rare survival, similar to those at
Yelford Manor (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP3938308884

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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