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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1046372



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Adderbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 05-May-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 243840

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SP4735 ADDERBURY THE GREEN (South side) Adderbury East 7/117 Rawlins House and attached 08/12/55 Wall (Formerly listed as Grammar School)

GV II School and master's house, now house. 1589 for Reverend Christopher Rawlins, extended and probably restored 1847. Coursed squared marlstone with ashlar dressings; Stonesffield-slate roof with ashlar and brick stacks. 2-unit plan plus extended schoolroom. 2 storeys plus attic. 3 bays to right of front form the house, and have a central doorway with a chamfered stone surround flanked by windows of 4 and 3 lights, plus windows of 3, 2 and 3 lights at first floor; all windows have hollow-chamfered stone mullions, labels and leaded glazing. Schoolroom section has a very tall 4-light stone-mullioned window plus a further chamfered stone doorway; added bay to left has a matching window, as has the gable wall, and continues the chamfered plinth. Right gable wall has aligned mullioned windows of 4, 3 and 2 lights. Steep-pitched roof has gable parapets and one hipped 2-light leaded roof dormer; 2 large lateral stacks to rear and a small stack on the left gable. Single-storey subsidiary range, extending from the junction of builds in an L shape, includes a stone-mullioned window with 2 arched lights and a 3-light mullioned window which may have been re-used. Lintel above the principal door records the foundation in 1589 as does a later inscription on the gable wall. Interior: wide Tudor-arched chamfered stone fireplace; large inglenook fireplace with chamfered bressumer; stop-chamfered Cross beams and inner lintels; stop-chamfered tie beams, in the double-height t schoolroom section with C19 arched braces rising from moulded corbels. Stone wall, approximately 2.3 metres high with a 3-course triangular coping, extends approximately 10 metres eastwards from right gable wall and contains a Tudor-arched chamfered stone doorway. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp415-416; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p11)

Listing NGR: SP4743035591

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 415-6
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 11

National Grid Reference: SP 47430 35591


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