This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1053038



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cassington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jun-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252680

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


CASSINGTON BELL LANE SP4510 (West side) 25/27 Thames Mead Farmhouse and Bell Cottage - II Shown on O.S. Map as Little Shields. Farmhouse, now 2 houses. Datestone 1607/RG/M to rear; early C18 and C20 alterations. Coursed limestone rubble; rendered first floor to left; first floor of rear wall has timber-framing of 2 panels deep. Gabled concrete tile roof, with some stone slates to centre; brick ridge and end stacks. 4-unit plan. 2 storeys; 6-window range facing garden. Thames Mead Farmhouse to right has C20 porch and C20 timber lintels over late C18 six-pane sashes and late C19 horned 6-pane sashes; similar lintels over late C19 casements on first floor. Bell Cottage to left has C20 canted bay window, timber lintels over C20 casements and C20 front left extension. Small C17 gabled bay to rear right. Interior: Thames Mead Farmhouse has stop-chamfered beams. C17 panelled cupboard with butterfly hinges to right and early C18 bolection-panelled room to left; roof not inspected. Bell Cottage to left has chamfered beams, and large open fireplaces to ridge stack with chamfered timber bressumer and stone jambs; similar smaller fireplaces on first floor; C17 collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Subsidiary features: house to left, also part of Bell Cottage, his datestone RE/1723. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled concrete tile roof; brick end stack. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys; 2-window range front faces road to rear. C20 gabled porch. Flat brick arches over C20 casements. On site of manor of medieval Godstow Abbey estate. Documentary evidences shows that house divided in 1604 between Robert and Richard Greenway. (information from VCH)

Listing NGR: SP4564910668

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SP4564910668


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1053038 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Aug-2018 at 12:52:18.

End of official listing