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Middleton Park

A Grade I Listed Building in Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9052 / 51°54'18"N

Longitude: -1.2384 / 1°14'18"W

OS Eastings: 452492

OS Northings: 223237

OS Grid: SP524232

Mapcode National: GBR 8X6.KQN

Mapcode Global: VHCX2.HC5T

Plus Code: 9C3WWQ46+3J

Entry Name: Middleton Park

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232948

English Heritage Legacy ID: 408328

Location: Middleton Park, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Middleton Stoney

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Middleton Stoney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Description


SP52SW MIDDLETON STONEY

5/111 Middleton Park
26/11/51

GV I


Country house, now flats. 1938 by Sir Edwin and Robert Lutyens for the 9th Earl
of Jersey. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings; plain-tile roof with
rubble stacks. Double-depth plan. Georgian style. 2 storeys plus attics. 11- by
7-window house has 3 symmetrical fronts, all with recessed centres (of 5 and 3
bays), containing very tall shuttered sashes, and has hipped dormered roofs
rising above a stone cornice; north front has a low central linking section
containing the pedimented main entrance and flanking doorways; south front has a
central doorcase of the "Delhi" order. (q.v. subsidiary ranges). Interior:
principal original interiors survive throughout except for the drawing room,
which has been reduced in size, and Lady Jersey's onyx bathroom which has been
slightly altered and the fittings removed. The last great country house to be
built in England.
(A.S.G. Butler, The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, Vol.V, 1951; Buildings of
England: Oxfordshire, pp.703-4; Country Life, July 5th and 12th 1946, pp.28-31
and 74-77).


Listing NGR: SP5249223237

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