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Latitude: 51.6245 / 51°37'28"N
Longitude: -1.5818 / 1°34'54"W
OS Eastings: 429049
OS Northings: 191826
OS Grid: SU290918
Mapcode National: GBR 5W8.2WZ
Mapcode Global: VHC0S.JFNH
Entry Name: The Dairy House
Listing Date: 31 March 2003
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1096079
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490045
Location: Fernham, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7
District: Vale of White Horse
Civil Parish: Fernham
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Longcot with Fernham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/09/2012
THE DAIRY HOUSE
(Formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse)
Farmhouse. Early-C18, with mid-C19 re-fitting and small late-C19 dairy extension. Rubble stone with brick dressings, on stone plinth. Steep pitch tile roof with brick end stacks. Central entrance to lobby and stair flanked by 2 rooms to each of 2 storeys plus attic.
EXTERIOR: South elevation with 3 casements over two and central entrance with original main door, all finely gauged brick lintels with quoined sides. Single dormer. East gable with small blocked windows. North elevation with symmetrical 3 window openings to each floor, one with 12-pane sash, the rest blocked, but retaining their finely gauged lintels and quoins. Late-C19 extension to west with dairy to ground floor.
INTERIOR: Ground floor has main door with strap metal hinges and original hardware. To east, parlour has boxed spine beam, C19 wood surround fireplace with corbelled brackets each with 3 pyramid studs, and flanking cupboards with 2-panel doors. To west, kitchen has wide, C19 stone fireplace similarly detailed to that in parlour, and a chamfered and stopped spine beam. Stair is boxed-in at ground to first floor, with short run of balusters at the top, now removed. From first to attic floor, a complete run of moulded closed string stair with vase balusters, a wide moulded handrail, and a heavy square newel. Similar balusters and newels to attic balustrade. First floor east room has bolection moulding fireplace, similarly flanked by cupboards with 2-panel doors. Wide wooden floor boards at first floor and attic. Roof structure comprises 2 trusses with ties at attic floor level, collars and double purlins. Central truss has been carefully in-filled with boarding forming a partition. Lathe and plaster finish to ceiling.
An excellent survival of a farmhouse with an early-C18 core that retains several high quality fittings, its plan form and roof of that early date, and that was re-fitted in the mid-C19 when the farm was remodelled.
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