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Bear House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6352 / 51°38'6"N

Longitude: -1.5102 / 1°30'36"W

OS Eastings: 433997

OS Northings: 193044

OS Grid: SU339930

Mapcode National: GBR 6XH.H08

Mapcode Global: VHC0T.S509

Plus Code: 9C3WJFPQ+3W

Entry Name: Bear House

Listing Date: 15 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251072

Location: Stanford in the Vale, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanford in the Vale

Built-Up Area: Stanford in the Vale

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stanford-in-the-Vale with Goosey and Hatford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU39SW, SU3493 (North side)
5/242, 9/242 No.68 (Bear House)


House. c.1730-40 remodelling of C17 house. Front of vitrified bricks in Flemish
bond, with red brick dressings; rear wall of English bond brick over C17 ground
floor wall of coursed limestone rubble. Old tile roof; brick stack to left, mid
C18 brick chimney built onto C17 limestone rubble stack to right. 2-unit plan.
Mid Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Gauged red brick
segmental arch and red brick jambs to 6-panelled (4 glazed) central door with
overlight. Similar arches over C20 two-light casements (replacing original
sashes) except similar but more narrow openings on right to blocked first floor
window and C20 ground floor window. Raised red brick storey band and eaves band,
red brick quoins and window and door dressings contrast with the purple brick
walling. 2 gabled roof dormers with C20 casements. Gabled roof; gable end
stacks, the right external stack being part of the C17 house and set axially to
the ridge of the roof. To centre of rear elevation is a mid C18 three-storey
stair-turret built of Flemish bond brick with flared headers and having
segmental arches over C20 and blocked windows and a C18 plank door. Interior:
4-panelled mid C18 and some early C19 doors in moulded architraves; some C18
plank doors. Room to right has full set of chamfered and stopped beams and a
chamfered bressumer over open fireplace with bread oven. Mid C18 newel stairs to
rear. 4-bay common-rafter roof with butt purlins. Subsidiary features: attached
to right gable is mid C18 one storey and attic block of limestone rubble with a
gable tile roof and gabled dormer. Attached to left gable of house is mid C18
L-shaped single storey block of limestone rubble with gabled tile roof; mid C18
brick to right wall and to rear wall which is flush with rear projection housing
stairs. Right corner of front attached to limestone rubble wall; Flemish
stretcher bond wall with railings is carried across front.

Listing NGR: SU3399793044

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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