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Latitude: 52.1028 / 52°6'10"N
Longitude: -1.4265 / 1°25'35"W
OS Eastings: 439377
OS Northings: 245096
OS Grid: SP393450
Mapcode National: GBR 6R0.067
Mapcode Global: VHBYK.7D6V
Entry Name: Cromwell Cottage
Listing Date: 8 December 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1287426
English Heritage Legacy ID: 401988
Location: Hornton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15
Civil Parish: Hornton
Built-Up Area: Hornton
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hornton
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP3845 (West Side)
16/122 Cromwell Cottage
House. c.1615 with C20 alterations. Squared, coursed ironstone, finely jointed.
Steeply pitched C20-tile roof with stone-coped gables. Stone ridge and end
stacks. 3-unit through-passage plan plus extension to rear left, 1 storey plus
attic and 2 storeys. 4-window range. Entrance to left has cambered arched stone
head, hood mould and diamond shaped label stops. Plank door. Entrance is flanked
by 3-light stone mullioned windows of ovolo section with hood moulds and label
stops. A similar window to right and a 3-light flat splay cellar mullion.
First-attic floor has 2-, 3-, and 4-light stone mullioned windows with hood
moulds and label stops. Left gable has C2) windows. Interior reputed to have
plan of kitchen, hall and parlour and through passage flanked by walls of 2 feet
in thickness. Fireplaces with moulded with stone arches or 4-centred heads in
kitchen, hall and bedrooms. 2 winder staircases with lower 9 steps in stone. 3
dividing walls taken up to roof eliminating the need for principal rafters.
Stop-chamfered spine beams. Said to have once lodged Cromwell here during the
Civil Wars. A notable example of a small house, revealing architectural and
structural detail equal to that found in lesser manor houses at this time.
Interior not inspected.
(VCH; Oxfordshire; Vol IX, p125; Wood-Jones, R.B., 1963, pp84-8, fig.18 and p1.5)
Listing NGR: SP3937745096
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