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The White House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Helen Without, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6806 / 51°40'50"N

Longitude: -1.304 / 1°18'14"W

OS Eastings: 448218

OS Northings: 198213

OS Grid: SU482982

Mapcode National: GBR 7YJ.M4D

Mapcode Global: VHCY6.B0ZY

Plus Code: 9C3WMMJW+6C

Entry Name: The White House

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249815

Location: St. Helen, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: St Helen Without

Built-Up Area: Abingdon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shippon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU49NE (West side)
8/138 The White House
- II
House. Probably medieval, refronted and right wing built in late C17. Rendered
front and left side walls: rear wall of uncoursed limestone rubble: left wing of
medieval coursed and dressed limestone (large masonry blocks), up to 2.5m. from
ground. Gabled old tile roof; rendered ridge stack to left wing, and brick ridge
stack to right. 3-unit plan with cross-wing to left. 2 storeys; 4-window range.
Keyed flat stone arches with rendered surrounds to all openings. C20 plank door
and C20 door in outer bays of right wing: early C19 sashes, and C19 two-light
casements in right bay and to attic windows of cross wing. Left side wall and
rear each have late C17 three-light casements with original wrought-iron
fittings. Cross wing has carved medieval corbel heads to left and rear. Early
C18 one-storey service range to right: of colourwashed limestone rubble with
gabled C20 tile roof, brick ridge stack and queen-post truss exposed in right
gable. Interior: right wing has open fireplace, quartered and stop-chamfered
beams in room to left: also stop-chamfered beams and collar-truss roof.
Cross-wing: stop-chamfered beams, including inserted floor with lodging beams in
rear room, which has C17 open fireplace with chamfered oak bressumer and stone
jambs. Late C17 open-well staircase with winders: turned balusters on closed
string with ball finials and turned pendentives to newels. First floor has
double-chamfered jambs to fireplace and overmantle in rear room. It is possible
that the medieval masonry blocks in the left wing are re-used and not in situ,
for huge early C13 stiff-leaf capitals have been found in the garden.

Listing NGR: SU4821898213

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