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Fir Tree House

A Grade II Listed Building in Piddington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8551 / 51°51'18"N

Longitude: -1.0708 / 1°4'14"W

OS Eastings: 464094

OS Northings: 217801

OS Grid: SP640178

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZC.L3P

Mapcode Global: VHCXC.DM8Q

Plus Code: 9C3WVW4H+3M

Entry Name: Fir Tree House

Listing Date: 26 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 408427

Location: Piddington, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Piddington

Built-Up Area: Piddington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Piddington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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House, 1693 on datestone; altered C18 and C20. Coursed squared limestone with
wooden lintels; old plain-tile roof with brick gable stacks. 3-unit plan,
extended to rear. 2 storeys plus attic. 3-window front, probably originally a
symmetrical 5-window arrangement, has renewed 12-pane sashes with stop-chamfered
lintels, except to right of the doorway where the 16-pane late C20 sash replaces
a wider 3-light leaded transomed casement; central doorway with 4-panel door has
a heavy frame incorporating a leaded 2-light overlight and has a segmental
canopy on carved scroll brackets sheltering stucco decoration including a
circular medallion with a female bust. Roof has 3 hipped roof dormers. Gable
walls have small blocked windows and paired stacks. Rear has some old
stop-chamfered lintels. Interior: oak dogleg stair, rising to attic, with heavy
barleytwist balusters, ball finials, turned pendants and a dog gate;
moulded-plank oak doors; ovolo-moulded beam on moulded bracket; large fireplace
with herringbone-brick back; early-C18 painted-deal fielded panelling,
bolection-moulded fireplaces and doors. Datestone over canopy inscribed
"W/IE/1693", refers to John and Elizabeth Walker.
(V.C.H.; Oxfordshire, Vol. V, p.250; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.731).

Listing NGR: SP6409417801

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