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Latitude: 51.9803 / 51°58'48"N
Longitude: -1.3188 / 1°19'7"W
OS Eastings: 446879
OS Northings: 231530
OS Grid: SP468315
Mapcode National: GBR 7TT.WXL
Mapcode Global: VHCWN.3H48
Entry Name: The School House
Listing Date: 8 December 1955
Last Amended: 5 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1365844
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243903
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 HOPCRAFT LANE
8/178 The School House
08/12/55 (Formerly listed as Chapmans
Way, Council Street)
Farmhouse, now workshop and offices. 1655 and 1735 on datestones. Coursed
squared marlstone with some ashlar dressings and some wooden lintels:
Welsh-slate roof with ashlar-and-brick stacks. 2-unit plan enlarged to 4 units.
2 storeys plus attic and 2 storeys. Earlier left half of range, with a steeper
roof, has three 3-light wood-mullioned windows at first floor, but at ground
floor has 3-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows, with labels, flanking
an altered doorway which retains an ovolo-moulded lintel with jewelled stops;
immediately left of doorway is a small blocked window. Right half of front has 3
renewed 3-light casements at ground floor, 2 with stop-chamfered lintels, but
first floor has a re-used 3-light C17 wood-mullioned window enlarged to 7
lights, probably in 1735. All first-floor windows have old lattice glazing. Left
end wall has a 3-light stone-mullioned window, a 3-light wood-mullioned window,
and has an old 2-light casement in the gable; parapet has moulded copings and
projecting scrolled kneelers. Rear has further ancient leaded casements, and has
a gabled stair projection. Principal datestone is inscribed 1655 and ZS/1735; a
second stone has the arms of Stilgoe and the date 1917. Interior: 3 open
fireplaces with wooden bressumers and continuous chamfers; renewed spiral stair.
The large first-floor room in the later range is reputed to have served as a
schoolroom. C20 workshop extensions are not of special architectural interest.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p572; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, pp87-8; R,
Wood-Jones: Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region: 1963,
Listing NGR: SP4687931530
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