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The Dower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Westwell, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7881 / 51°47'17"N

Longitude: -1.6762 / 1°40'34"W

OS Eastings: 422429

OS Northings: 209988

OS Grid: SP224099

Mapcode National: GBR 5T0.WK6

Mapcode Global: VHBZY.WBQ2

Plus Code: 9C3WQ8QF+6G

Entry Name: The Dower House

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065917

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422602

Location: Westwell, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Westwell

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Westwell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Former farmhouse. C17 remodelled in mid-C19 and completely modernized. Rubble
with Cotswold stone roofs, ashlar chimneys with moulded capping. 2 storeys, and
attic; mixed mullion windows and glazing-bar sashes, mostly C20 to north and
west. To west, the north-south range has 3 gables of irregular projection, the
left-hand 2-storeyed, centre recessed and 2-storeyed (? former stairs), the
right-hand one longer and with mullion windows. Angle now filled with C20
rubble porch lobby with a reused c.1700 mullion window of 3 lights. North gable
end has 2 garret windows. Extension to SW has reused tracery element in gable.
South, garden, front retains original mullion window with drips - 3 irregular
gables, the right-hand one with catslide, the central one a "Cotswold" gable on
wall-face. 2-, 3- and 4-light mullion windows with hollow chamfer edge mould-
ings. Central gable has a reset 2-light pointed monolithic window and an open
pedimented stone bracketed hood. Interior much remodelled, retains a segment-
headed archway in former West wall of house which contains a carved spandrel
stone from a Tudor arch fireplace or doorway matched up to form present doorway.

Listing NGR: SP2243209986

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