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Former Brandon Farmhouse, adjoining farm building and cottage, and attached wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford St. Martin, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9365 / 51°56'11"N

Longitude: -1.39 / 1°23'24"W

OS Eastings: 442030

OS Northings: 226614

OS Grid: SP420266

Mapcode National: GBR 7V9.HCX

Mapcode Global: VHBZB.VLHC

Entry Name: Former Brandon Farmhouse, adjoining farm building and cottage, and attached wall

Listing Date: 27 August 1956

Last Amended: 18 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251962

Location: Sandford St. Martin, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Sandford St. Martin

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/04/2018


MANOR HOUSE (East side)
Brandon House and Mildon Cottage
Former Brandon Farmhouse, adjoining farm building and cottage, and attached wall

(Formerly listed as Brandon Farmhouse, adjoining farm building and cottage, and attached wall, THE GREEN, previously listed as Brandon Farmhouse)


Large former farmhouse and farm building. Early/mid C17 and 1705, possibly partly C16. Limestone rubble with marlstone ashlar dressings and limestone ashlar; artificial stone slate roof with ashlar stacks. Five unit range with rear wings.

Two storeys plus attic. Left half of six-window front is earlier and has irregular fenestration of stone-mullioned windows of two-, one- and three-lights at first floor and two-, three- and two-lights at ground floor, all with labels. Ashlar right half, with continuous moulded string, has chamfered stone mullioned and transomed windows: two-light in the outer bays with segmental pediments at first floor; three-light in the centre with a triangular pediment at first floor and, at ground floor, a segmental pediment enclosing a datestone inscribed "P/WE/1705".

Right half of roof has two gabled roof dormers and three double-shafted stacks with plinths and moulded caps. Left gable wall has further mullioned windows with labels and returns to a taller rear wing with aligned mullioned windows of four-, three- and three-lights in its rear gable wall and mullioned cellar windows. Roof has a triple-shafted stack. Gabled stair tower in angle has two-light mullioned windows, but at lower level has small chamfered windows which may be C16 or earlier. Rear of later range has a canted stair projection and some stone mullioned and transomed windows, but also has some C17 rubble walling with mullioned windows and a first floor doorway approached by a stone stair. Small C18 rear wing adjoining stair has a five-row dovecote in its gable.

Three bay rubble farm building range to right of front curves around bend in road and has a large through cartway with double doors containing a small door. Right gable wall has a parapet. Right bay is now a cottage and has C20 openings to rear.

Interior: two large open fireplaces with bread ovens; bolection-mould fireplace with matching panelling; two winder stairs rising to attic; C17 oak-panelled room in rear wing with carved panels below a dentil cornice, a four-centre arched fireplace, and an overmantel of arched panels incorporating the inscription "P/IK"; butt-purlin roofs. Rubble wall attached to right end of range, approximately 1.3 metre high, runs approximately 50 metres to east. Initials on rebuilt south range are those of William and Elizabeth Parsons.

Listing NGR: SP4203026614

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