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Cob House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8099 / 51°48'35"N

Longitude: -1.6361 / 1°38'10"W

OS Eastings: 425181

OS Northings: 212420

OS Grid: SP251124

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.F61

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.LRDY

Plus Code: 9C3WR957+WG

Entry Name: Cob House

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420234

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Burford

Built-Up Area: Burford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Burford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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AND SIGNET (West Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) Cob House (Previously
7/111 listed as part of The
12.9.55 Vicarage).


Formerly a wing of the Parsonage House, now a separate dwelling. Dated
1672, could be attributable to one of the craftsman in the Oxford-Wren
circle, Christopher Kempster the local man being the favourite. Freestone
front, chamfered quoins with rebated corners to upper floors, Cotswold
stone roof, ashlar end chimney to right. 2 storeys; 3 bays. The main
point of the front are the 3 pedimented features built up over the eaves,
the outer triangular the centre segmental and dated, with moulded cornices
and flat-edged blocked oval panels. Imposing 1st floor piano-nobile with
architraves and cornices to stone cross mullion windows. The ground floor
is really a basement or rustic, see the chamfered plinth and the less good
quality stone. Mullioned windows in moulded architraves, perhaps a
remodelling, note straight joint near South end; cellar grating. The
South return is in coursed rubble, 2 blocked 1st floor windows with simple
architraves, blocked oval in attic. Entered from single-storey extension
to right built of ashlar, set at an angle and with a 4-panel door. The
main roan of this building was a 1st floor roan now subdivided. The
building formed originally the East wing of the Old Vicarage (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SP2518112420

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