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Fifield House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fifield, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.867 / 51°52'1"N

Longitude: -1.6507 / 1°39'2"W

OS Eastings: 424147

OS Northings: 218765

OS Grid: SP241187

Mapcode National: GBR 5S2.X21

Mapcode Global: VHBZL.BBPM

Entry Name: Fifield House

Listing Date: 15 May 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198985

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253982

Location: Fifield, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Fifield

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Fifield with Idbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Fifield House


Farmhouse. Late C17 or possibly early C18 with later additions and alterations.
Regularly coursed and dressed limestone with ashlar dressings and quoin strips;
hipped stone slate roof with modillion eaves cornice. 2 storeys and attic with
moulded floor band and moulded plinth to semi-basement. 5-window front; 18-paned
glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds. Central entrance; half-glazed double
doors with decorated rectangular overlight approached by semi-circular flight of
steps with ball finials at each end of ramped coping and small pilastered piers
flanking door. Semi-basement has 2-light chamfered mullion windows directly
below ground-floor sashes, inner right replaced by C20 window, with narrow
rectangular chamfered windows to each side of steps. Left return has blind
windows in moulded surrounds to each floor, 2-light mullion window to
semi-basement and flat-roofed dormer in bottom of roof slope. Right return same
except that windows have glazing bar sashes painted in imitation and it has a
C20 French casement to semi-basement. Stepped external lateral stack to rear on
right and similar integral stack to left with hip-roofed staircase projection
between. This has 2-light chamfered mullion windows to semi-basement and to
second floor with fixed-light window in earlier surround on level between. Lower
fiat-roofed range attached to one side. Gabled dormers in roof slope of main
range. Gabled service ranges attached at right-angles to rear on left with C20
range running at right-angles to left towards farmyard. Interior. C17/early
C18 dog-leg staircase at back of central hall in hip-roofed projection rises
from semi-basement and continues to attic: turned balusters to open string,
moulded handrail and square newels. Left ground-floor room has plaster cornice
with egg and dart moulding. Bolection moulded fireplace to room above. Wide
floor boards to ground floor, first floor and attic and 2-panel doors with
H-hinges throughout.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p603)

Listing NGR: SP2414718765

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