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Bailiffs Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6625 / 51°39'45"N

Longitude: -1.1345 / 1°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 459960

OS Northings: 196327

OS Grid: SU599963

Mapcode National: GBR 908.N0S

Mapcode Global: VHCY9.9G3V

Entry Name: Bailiffs Cottage

Listing Date: 2 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490577

Location: Drayton St. Leonard, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Drayton St. Leonard

Built-Up Area: Drayton St Leonard

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Drayton St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text



Bailiffs Cottage


House. Probably C16, with later additions and alterations. Timber frame, part rendered and painted, with clay tile roofs and stone and brick stacks.
PLAN: 2-bay box-frame, 1 1/2 storeys, with extension to NW: a single 1 1/2-storey C18 or C19 bay, and a later single-storey projection. A 1950s gabled staircase addition to SW front contains present entrance door, beneath modern part-glazed canopy.
EXTERIOR: Entrance front, rendered and painted, has 2 and 3-light C21 UPVC casement windows in previous openings to ground floor and 2 raking dormer windows above. Rear elevation has exposed timber frame with rectangular panels, mid-rail and diagonal braces. Panels infilled with modern brick, painted. 3 C20 ground-floor windows, 2 2-light gabled dormer windows above. Stone and brick external chimney with tiled flanks and brick stack to SE gable. Stack at original NW end now encased, and with secondary ridge stack added.
INTERIOR: Evidence of wall timber to wall-plate level. Roof has diagonal wind-bracing to purlins surviving in both bays. Upper part of roof not inspected. Massive stack at NW end of original building, fireplace opening blocked but line of lintel visible beneath plaster. SE fireplace smaller, with timber lintel and modern brick linings. NW bay has stout, chamfered beam. Partition between 2 ground-floor bays removed. Original stair removed. Plank entrance door on strap hinges, now within 1950s staircase addition.
NOTE: Group value with the adjacent listed The Old Stable and attached barn.

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

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