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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: 1046414



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hethe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1986

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Oct-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 243641

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HETHE MAIN STREET (Southside) SP5829-5929 17/48 Hethe House 18/12/86 Formerly listed as The Dower House) GV II House. Late C18 with C19 additions, Coursed limestone rubble. Hipped slate roof. Brick end stacks. Double-depth plan, 3 storeys. 5-window range. Central entrance has 6-panelled door, moulded wood frame with console brackets and overlight with geometrically patterned glazing bars. Entrance is flanked by 12-pane and 16-pane sash windows with stucco surrounds linked between the storeys. First and second floors each have 5 sash windows with glazing bars. Unhorned sashes throughout. Garden front to rear noted. as having 2 storey, 3-window range; central double-leaved panelled-glazed door, overlight within doorcase with shallow brackets and cornice; the overlight has an elaborate fan pattern of glazing. Tripartite sashes flank door, those to ground floor are 8-pane, to first floor 20-pane; central 12-pane sash; all windows with stucco surrounds linked between the storeys; all sashes unhorned; brick lateral stack to centre left. Said to have been the Dower House of Shelswell Park in the C18. VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol V1, p147

Listing NGR: SP5930429416

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1959), 174

National Grid Reference: SP 59304 29416


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