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Harcourt House and Attached Walls and Outbuildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7482 / 51°44'53"N

Longitude: -1.3989 / 1°23'56"W

OS Eastings: 441591

OS Northings: 205673

OS Grid: SP415056

Mapcode National: GBR 7XM.758

Mapcode Global: VHC09.PBS4

Plus Code: 9C3WPJX2+7C

Entry Name: Harcourt House and Attached Walls and Outbuildings

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 17 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252402

Location: Stanton Harcourt, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX29

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Town: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanton Harcourt

Built-Up Area: Stanton Harcourt

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanton Harcourt

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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21/318 Harcourt House and attached
12/09/55 walls and outbuildings
(Formerly listed as Harcourt
House and outbuildings)


Gatehouse and stables of former manor house. C15 and mid C16, for Harcourt
family. Gatehouse in centre of front: c.1540, remodelled c.1868. Rendered over
limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof; end stacks of stone finished in C20
brick. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Label mould, with Harcourt arms to stops, over
hollow-chamfered central archway:. archway infilled in 1868 with arched doorway.
Mid C16 canted oriel window above, with hollow-chamfered stone mullions to
lights and Harcourt arms carved on base, is flanked by hood moulds over 3-light
hollow-chamfered stone-nullioned windows above similar mid C19 windows.
Extension to left of gatehouse built 1953. Extension to right of 1868
incorporates C15 stables in centre: of similar materials, with ridge stacks,
except stables of coursed limestone rubble; of 2-storey, 11-window range;
similar C16 three-light window above C15 segmental-headed archway with head
corbels to former stable, Rear: block of 1868 of similar materials and 2-storey,
2-window range with sashes and hipped roof. Interior: mid C16 moulded stone
fireplace and chamfered stone fireplace in gatehouse (roof not inspected). Mid
C19 staircase, fireplaces, and library to rear. Subsidiary features: C15 wall to
rear left, approximately 80 metres long; of coursed limestone rubble, with
crenellated parapet, between churchyard and house; hood moulds over 2 chamfered
arched doorways. Mid C18 wall, approximately 5 metres long and of coursed
limestone rubble with round-arched doorway, extends from rear of house to
outbuilding, of weatherboarding with hipped thatch roof; attached C18 cartshed
of limestone rubble with gabled stone slate roof and 8-bay collar-truss roof
with butt purlins and jowled posts; C15 limestone rubble wall, crenellated with
chamfered archway, extends approximately 10 metres from rear wall of cartshed.
History: the Harcourt family have lived here since the mid C12. After the death
of Sir Philip Harcourt in 1688 the house was left to fall into a ruinous state
and was mostly pulled down in 1750, when Nuneham Courtenay was begun. Harcourt
House became the family home again in 1948. A plan of 1726 shows that the stable
and gatehouse range stood to the north of the main building, which were grouped
around a courtyard, of which only the Great Kitchen, Pope's Tower, Manor
Farmhouse and dovecote (q.v.) remain.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.782; National Monuments Record; Bodleian
Library, M.S. Top, Oxon for late C18 and C18 drawings).

Listing NGR: SP4159105673

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