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Latitude: 51.9792 / 51°58'44"N
Longitude: -1.3218 / 1°19'18"W
OS Eastings: 446680
OS Northings: 231405
OS Grid: SP466314
Mapcode National: GBR 7TT.W35
Mapcode Global: VHCWN.1JL4
Entry Name: The Leadenporch House
Listing Date: 8 December 1955
Last Amended: 5 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1300760
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243931
Location: Deddington, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15
Civil Parish: Deddington
Built-Up Area: Deddington
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Deddington
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SP4631 DEDDINGTON NEW STREET
8/205 The Leadenporch House
08/12/55 (Formerly listed as
Substantial farmhouse now house. Early C14, re-modelled mid/late C17, altered
and extended early C19. Coursed squared marlstone with ashlar dressings;
Stonesfield-slate and Welsh-slate roofs with brick stacks. Hall house altered
to 3-unit through-passage plan, later extended to rear. 2 storeys. 3-window
front, rising from a deep chamfered medieval plinth, has limestone ovolo-moulded
mullioned windows with labels, of 3 lights at first floor but of 5, 4 and 4
lights at ground floor. Between bays 2 and 3 is a tall marlstone 2-light
transomed window, now blocked, with cusped heads to the lights and blind
tracery; the marlstone doorway to right of it has pointed arch with continuous
mouldings below a moulded hood with head stops; both features are early C14. To
extreme left is a small mutilated corbel which may be medieval. Right end wall
includes the chamfered jamb of an opening or arch plus a C19 Gothick doorway.
Steep-pitched roof has stacks to both gables and aligned to left of the through
passage. Rear includes 2 ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned 3-light windows, an
early-C19 2-light casement, and a tall pointed window which is probably C19 but
may replace an earlier window. Rear wing, returning from rebuilt left gable
wall, is probably early C19 but may incorporate part of a C17 stair projection;
it has segmental-arched casements. Interior: former hall now contains a very
wide inglenook fireplace with a cambered chamfered bressumer, and has an
inserted floor with cased spine and lateral beams. "Parlour" bay has a cellar
with C17 chamfered joists and beam. Service bay has elaborate plasterwork and
a marble fireplace of c.1840. The fine medieval roof (2 bays over the service
end and 3 narrower bays over the hall) has raised-cruck trusses with apex
saddles, arch-braced collars, and king posts strutted to the principals and
originally having thin curved braces rising to the ridge beam (only one of which
survives). The 2 rows of through purlins are supported by curved windbraces, the
lower braces now absent over the service end. Above the collars all principals
have stop-splayed scarf joints with under-squinted and sallied abutments. The
hall trusses are heavily soot encrusted, but the remaining trusses are also
blackened to a lesser extent despite the presence of a timber-framed infill to
the dividing truss. The purlins over the "parlour" section are probably C17 but
may have replaced an earlier roof, possibly formed as a cross-wing. One of the
earliest and most complete medieval hall houses of the Banbury region.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p571; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p96; R.B.
Wood-Jones: Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Banbury Region: 1963,
Listing NGR: SP4668031405
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