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Latitude: 51.9281 / 51°55'41"N
Longitude: -1.3111 / 1°18'39"W
OS Eastings: 447467
OS Northings: 225734
OS Grid: SP474257
Mapcode National: GBR 7VL.5B9
Mapcode Global: VHCWV.7S7S
Plus Code: 9C3WWMHQ+6H
Entry Name: Orchard Lea House
Listing Date: 8 December 1955
Last Amended: 26 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225951
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422986
Location: Steeple Aston, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25
Civil Parish: Steeple Aston
Built-Up Area: Steeple Aston
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Steeple Aston
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
STEEPLE ASTON SOUTH SIDE
SP4725 (North side)
9/130 Orchard Lea House
08/12/55 (Formerly listed as Orchard
Lea with summerhouse)
House. Probably originally C17, extended early C18 and re-modelled mid/late C18.
Limestone and marlstone rubble with some banding and marlstone dressings;
Stonesfield-slate and Welsh-slate roofs. 2 parallel ranges plus service range. 2
storeys plus attic. 3-window front, in banded squared rubble with
marlstone-ashlar dressings, is probably mid/late C18 on a C17 range; it has a
central 6-panel door below a 2-light window, both with flat arches and
projecting keyblocks, but the outer bays have 3-light casements with lintels.
All windows have C20 casements and the ground-floor right window has been
altered to a rectangular bay. Single-storey range to left has 12-pane sashes
(one early C18 with thick bars) flanking a panelled door. Symmetrical 3-window
garden front, at a lower level, has storey band, flat arches, banding and large
quoins to the first-floor windows, all in marlstone rubble; lower sashes
flanking the doorway are early C18 with thick glazing bars, but taller sashes
above are probably mid/late C18. Both roofs have stone gable parapets. Interior:
several C18 pine fireplaces and panelled dados; C18 stair with turned balusters.
See also Summerhouse
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p24; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p707)
Listing NGR: SP4746725734
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