This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SHIRBURN SU79SW 8/149 Shirburn Lodge 18/07/63
House. c.1730, for Joseph Collett; enlarged c.1830. Knapped flint rubble, brick quoins and dressings. Welsh slate roof; brick stacks. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 5-window range with central 2-storey porch. Keyed round-arched doorway to 2-panelled double-leaf door with decorative fanlight: 6-panelled inner door. Gauged brick flat arches over 6-pane sashes with thick glazing bars. Moulded string course; gauged brick moulded cornice beneath parapet. Hipped roof with 3 dormers; symmetrical end stacks.
Similar rear elevation has similar sashes with surrounds and flat hood over central doorway. Extension to right c.1830, of Flemish bond brick with 5-window front range of similar arches over sashes flanking central canted bay and first-floor sashes: stone moulded cornice. Interior: panelled open hall to right has 2-bay Doric screen and open-well staircase with turned balusters, and urn finials to newel posts. Panelled ground- and first-floor rooms with fireplaces.
Early C18 fireplace in ground-floor rear left room: early C18 fireplaces and panelled dados in rear left and rear first-floor rooms. Bolection-moulded panelling in tall early C19 room to right. The house was bought by Lord Macclesfield who used it as a dower house c.1775.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.763; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, p.182).
Listing NGR: SU7171894260
© Dale Venn. Source: Historic England Archive
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Brick, Flint, Rubble, Welsh Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Dower House