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Cherwell (District Authority)
Shenington with Alkerton
National Grid Reference:
SP 37681 42836


SHENINGTON WITH ALKERTON ALKERTON SP 3642-3742 7/54 No.1 (The Beeches) 28/01/81 GV II* Cottage. Datestone JE/1716 over door. Coursed ironstone rubble. Steeply pitched thatched roof. Brick end stack on stone base. 2-unit plan. Single storey plus attic. 2-window range. Entrance on right end has plank door, moulded wood frame and datestone above. 2-light wood casement with wood lintel to attic. Elevation to road has thatched staircase projection on left and a 2-light wood mullioned window with a stop-chamfered wood lintel on right. Rear. Bread oven bulge on left with thatched continuous covering from roof. 2-light wood casement with stone lintel and C20 door and window with wood lintel. Two half-dormers have 2-light metal casements in wood frames. Wrought-iron casement fasteners and wood lintels. Interior. Original 2-unit plan survives with kitchen, parlour and pantry. Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and chamfered bressumer. Wood spiral staircase with plank door. Stop-chamfered beam. Datestone probably to John Edwards, village mason, who married in 1716. His father owned The Bell Inn, Shenington. A notable dated example of a lesser vernacular dwelling with surviving plan and interior details. Once known as Homestead Cottage. (Wood-Jones, p194 and fig. 54; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p44; Register of births, deaths and marriages for 1716 in Bodleian Library, Oxford)

Listing NGR: SP3767942836


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Books and journals
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 44
Wood-Jones, R B, Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, (1963), 194


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

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Date: 17 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/14377/32
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