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Portwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Faringdon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6586 / 51°39'30"N

Longitude: -1.5838 / 1°35'1"W

OS Eastings: 428886

OS Northings: 195614

OS Grid: SU288956

Mapcode National: GBR 5VP.VTL

Mapcode Global: VHC0L.HKKW

Entry Name: Portwell House

Listing Date: 10 November 1952

Last Amended: 10 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249458

Location: Great Faringdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Great Faringdon

Built-Up Area: Faringdon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Faringdon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 2895

3/68 No 27 (Portwell House)
(formerly listed as part
10.11.52 of Crown Hotel)


Early C17 stone range originally probably part of Crown Hotel, roughcast and
much altered in C18. V-plan with narrow south front and diverging rear wings,
one facing west to Market Place, other east to Crown courtyard. 2-storey and
attic with steep stone tiled roofs. 2 large stone chimney bases, one on ridge
and one at north end of east range. Truncated stone stacks on ridge and north
end of west range. Roughcast walls with painted angle quoins and flat window
surrounds to south and east fronts. Glazing bar sash windows. Parapet. South
front, basement door, 3-window floor above with broader centre window, 2-window
first floor. East front: 3 flat dormers, 5-window range. 7 windows to ground
floor, 2 formerly doors. Raised plinth all round. West range: 2-storey on
raised ground floor, slate roof, 5-window range, originally sash windows, some
replaced by casements. North end 2-window range retains original sash windows,
broad above and narrow to ground floor. Ground and first floor rooms in this
section retain mid C18 fielded panelling.

Listing NGR: SU2888695614

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

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