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Dovecote Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9545 / 51°57'16"N

Longitude: -1.2766 / 1°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 449808

OS Northings: 228691

OS Grid: SP498286

Mapcode National: GBR 7V8.G2D

Mapcode Global: VHCWV.T4GJ

Plus Code: 9C3WXP3F+Q9

Entry Name: Dovecote Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422208

Location: Somerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Somerton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP42NE (South side)
2/90 Dovecote Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C17, early C18 and late C18/early C19. Limestone rubble, partly
squared and coursed, with wooden lintels and some ashlar dressings; Welsh-slate
roofs with stone-and-brick gable stacks. 3-unit plan, extended. 2 storeys and 2
storeys plus attic. The left range is earlier, probably part C17 and part early
C18, and has irregularly-arranged casements of 2 and 3 lights plus 2 entrances,
one with panelled double doors; the left half has been raised (probably late
C18) and has a shallower roof with stone-based gable stacks. The right range,
joining at an oblique angle, is of c.1800 and has a symmetrical 3-window front
with leaded transomed casements, of 3 lights in the outer bays, but of 2 lights
over the arched doorway which has a fanlight and a pilastered ashlar surround;
all windows have ashlar flat arches, at ground floor with label moulds. The
shallow-pitched roof has projecting boxed eaves and verges. Rear of earlier
range has casements of 2, 3 and 4 lights, some with stop-chamfered lintels, but
is partly obscured by 2 late-C18 hipped-roofed wings with flat-arched casements
and projecting keyblocks, similar to those at the rear of the later range. A
hipped-rooted C18 rubble range, forming a cross-wing to left of the earlier
range, was formerly a dairy but is now part of the house. Interior: Earlier
range has stop-chamfered beams, a large inglenook fireplace and C18 joinery
including 2 cupboards with serpentine shelves; the later range has an
open-string winder stair with mahogany handrail.
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p291)

Listing NGR: SP4980828691

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