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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: 1052918



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Blenheim

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 253000

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BLENHEIM SP41NW 2/18 High Lodge and attached walls 27/08/57 (Formerly listed as High Lodge Blenheim Park Combe, Oxon) - II*

Hunting lodge, now house. c.1768, by Capability Brown. Coursed limestone rubble; hipped Welsh slate roofs. 3-unit plan. Gothick style. Front, of 3-window range, has central 3-storey tower flanked by 2-storey bays. 3-storey canted bay window to centre: 2-light pointed-arched windows with applied wood frames above pointed-arched doorway with studded door. Similar windows in flanking bays. Raised storey and parapet bands; crenellated parapet. Similar windows to sides and rear of tower have sashes with octagonal panes. Porches with crenellated parapets to rear of flanking bays. To rear of tower is pointed arched doorway with studded door, and crenellated walls enclosing yard of approximately 10 x 10 metres. Interior not inspected. Stands on site of medieval lodge. (Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; D. Green, Blenheim Palace: 1951, pp30, 32-36)

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Green, D, Blenheim Palace, (1951), 30, 32-36
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 474
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

National Grid Reference: SP 43048 15547


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