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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Kiddington with Asterleigh
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SP 41487 22787


KIDDINGTON WITH ASTERLEIGH KIDDINGTON SP4122 10/76 Kiddington County Primary School and School House


School and schoolhouse. Dated 1856, for Henry L. Gaskell. Minor late C20 alterations and additions to rear. Squared and coursed limestone with tooled ashlar dressings. Slate roof, half-hipped to right. Irregular plan. In a Tudor Gothic style. One storey school to right with schoolhouse to left of one storey and attic and 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth, and moulded wooden barge boards throughout with shaped ends and pendant finials. Schoolhouse: 2 bays. Buttresses to right with chamfered offsets. Two gabled semi dormers with chamfered-coped parapets and chamfered octagonal panels on carved scrolls, inscribed HLG (left-hand) and 1856 (right-hand); 3-light chamfered mullioned and transomed stone windows with small-paned casements (right-hand window cut-down in C20 and French casements inserted). Right-hand return front: porch with hipped stone roof, diagonal buttresses with chamfered tops and central chamfered Tudor-arched doorway with half-glazed 2-panelled door. Chamfered rectangular window in left-hand return. External bellcote above with chamfered offsets chamfered-arched bell opening with bell, and gabled top with coping and tall wooden finial. Rear: pair of gabled semi-dormers with 3-light chamfered mullioned and transomed stone windows, and central truncated external lateral stone stack with chamfered offsets. Schoolhouse: one storey and attic to left with projecting 2-storey wing to right. External lateral stone stack to right with chamfered offsets and 2 octagonal stone shafts with moulded caps and bases. 1:1 windows; 2- and 3-light chamfered mullioned stone windows with small-paned wooden casements. Gabled semi dormer to left and ground-floor ashlar canted hipped bay to right of 1:2:1 lights. Carved shield in chamfered recessed rectangular panel in apex of right-hand gable, depicting a hand holding an anchor and with the inscription: "SPES". Chamfered rectangular windows in returns of wing. Entrance in right-hand return front consisting of C19 neo-Tudor boarded door in chamfered Tudor arch with stops. Gabled porch consisting of hollow-chamfered Tudor archway with panelled spandrels and ovolo-moulded outer square surround. Gabled wing to rear. Interiors not inspected. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p669)

Listing NGR: SP4148722787


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Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 669


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: 14 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/05566/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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