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Saxons Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Filkins, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7371 / 51°44'13"N

Longitude: -1.6568 / 1°39'24"W

OS Eastings: 423797

OS Northings: 204319

OS Grid: SP237043

Mapcode National: GBR 5TT.1XS

Mapcode Global: VHC05.7LHQ

Entry Name: Saxons Close

Listing Date: 14 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253500

Location: Filkins and Broughton Poggs, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, GL7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Filkins and Broughton Poggs

Built-Up Area: Filkins

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Broughton Poggs with Filkins

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(North-east side)
7/189 Nos. 1-4 (consec), Saxons Close

Row of 4 council houses. Dated 1929 on tablet in central gable. By Morley
Horder. Coursed rubble limestone with ashlar dressings, stone slate roofs and
stone chimneys. In Cotswold vernacular style. One storey and attic. Long
symmetrical range with 3 gables to front and central through-passage, 2 and
3-light unmoulded stone mullion windows with leaded glazing, the ground floor
with 10 windows, the attics with 2 windows to each gable. Passage has depressed
stone arch in Tudor style, moulded and stopped, with moulded spandrels and Tudor
hoodmould. Passage has entries to centre houses; end houses have gable-end
doorways with flat stone hoods on brackets. Said to be the earliest example of
the use of traditional materials for council houses. The choice of style was
that of Sir Stafford Cripps who lived in the village, and who paid for the
difference in cost of the extra labour and materials required. The intention was
to integrate the council houses both visually and socially into the life of a
picturesque village. Later council housing in Bulls Close, Filkins, and in
Burford and Kelmscott, was to follow this example.

Listing NGR: SP2379704319

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

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