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The Priory Approximately 10 Metres South of Marcham Priory (Not Included)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marcham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6648 / 51°39'53"N

Longitude: -1.3411 / 1°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 445671

OS Northings: 196434

OS Grid: SU456964

Mapcode National: GBR 7YN.HS2

Mapcode Global: VHCY5.PFX2

Entry Name: The Priory Approximately 10 Metres South of Marcham Priory (Not Included)

Listing Date: 6 August 1952

Last Amended: 6 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249670

Location: Marcham, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Marcham

Built-Up Area: Marcham

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Marcham with Garford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU4596 (West side)
18/172 The Priory approx. 10m S of
06/08/52 Marcham Priory (not included)
(Formerly listed as Park House
Lane as The Priory in grounds
of No.34)

- II*

House. Mid C16. Roughly coursed limestone rubble, with alternate dressed stone
coursed on first floor and ashlar quoins and dressings. Gabled stone slate roof;
double-flued ashlar ridge stack with roll-moulded dripcourse. 3-unit plan with
through-passage, and also with lobby-entry to rear. 2 storeys; 3-window range.
Tudor style. Studded C16 door with strap hinges left of centre is set in
Tudor-arched convex-moulded architrave. 2-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned
windows to left: to right stone-mullioned and transomed ovolo-moulded
round-arched windows above similar mullioned 4-light windows with central king
mullions. All windows have leaded-lights and are set in cyma-moulded
architraves. Similar 2-light round-headed window in right gable wall; left gable
wall has ovolo-moulded attic light, and chamfered timber lintels over one
3-light and three 4-light chamfered wood-mullioned windows. Rear: narrow pointed
chamfered doorway to lobby entry, and C16 studded door set in pointed chamfered
oak doorway to through passage: 3- and 4-light moulded wood mullioned and
transomed windows with leaded lights to right; to left is similar but altered
4-light window with 3-light chamfered wood-mullioned window above. Interior:
through passage has stop-chamfered joists and is flanked by partitions:
partition to right has chamfered muntins and rail dividing panels, and 2 service
doorways with sunk spandrels: plainer partition to left is probably later.
Service room to right has stop-chamfered beam. Central room has stop-chamfered
beam and joists, and segmental tympanum arch over moulded stone fireplace with
sunk spandrels. Room to left (former living-room) has stop-chamfered bean and
joists: corbelled fireplace has tall stepped overmantle and chamfered flat arch.
Arched doorhead to newel stairs adjoining stack: room above (former parlour) has
corbelled ovolo-moulded fireplace, with keyed half-round overaantel of ashlar
flush with wall. Chamfered doorhead with sunk spandrels over doorway to large
first-floor room to left: flat-arched fireplace has urn-stopped chamfer. 6-bay
collar-truss roof, with side struts, but purlins and arched windbraces:
stop-chamfer,to tie bean in parlour. Attic floor removed. This building is
unusual for its combination of the through-passage with the newly-introduced
lobby-entrance, which was here used as a back door from the private living
quarters: Spokes and lope suggest a date of c.1570 which makes the use of the
early C16 style round-arched windows very old fashioned. The unusual plan of
this house suggests that it may have been used as a temporary residence,
possibly an audit house.
(P.S. Spokes and E.M. Jope, "The Priory, Marcham: a small 16th century house",
Berkshire Archaeological Journal, Vol.57 (1959), pp.86-97; Buildings of England:
Berkshire, p.177).

Listing NGR: SU4567196434

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