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Falkland Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.809 / 51°48'32"N

Longitude: -1.6365 / 1°38'11"W

OS Eastings: 425159

OS Northings: 212328

OS Grid: SP251123

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.F31

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.LS7K

Plus Code: 9C3WR957+JC

Entry Name: Falkland Hall

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224323

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420350

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: 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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SP2512 (Enlargement) Falkland Hall


Town house. c.1578, windows altered C18, altered again mid-C20. Coursed
and squared rubble, partly on a moulded plinth; Cotswold stone roof, coped
verges, miniscule ashlar end chimnies. The plan is lost due to C20
alterations, but Buckler's view of 1821 shews a fine central group of
twisted chimnies and a blank area in the centre of the ground floor which
may have been an entrance and hints therefore at a lobby entry. Tall-3
storey house with attic lit from end gables; no gables to front. 2:1:2
windows to front, the central feature is a stone 1st floor oriel bay with
1:2:1 hollow-chamfered 2-light mullions, finial, moulded cornice, plinth
and corbel. Hollow-chamfered 2-light mullion windows to 2nd floor (single
light in centre); C18 glazing-bar sashes on 1st floor in raised flat
surrounds with cock-beads and keys, outer 12-pane, inner 16-pane, on
ground floor, 2" pairs of similar (post 1821) windows flanking the central
space below the oriel; outer doorways with similar architraves. Moulded
string over ground floor raised up to plinth of oriel (this string is
interrupted by ground floor window and door architraves. The house
extends into Priory Lane (q.v. Nos 1 and 2 Priory Lane). North gable has
small lights, South gable has remains of a large 1st floor window. Rear
now shorn of its fine stair-turret, the resemblance of this turret to
seigneurial types in the Loire region of France suggests that it may have
also acted as a principal entrance - but given that access to the rear
would have been easier via Priory Lane, this is most unlikely.
Interior: ground floor ceiling removed for galleried shop-hall.

Listing NGR: SP2515912328

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