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KINGHAM CHURCH STREET SP2423-2523 (West side) 17/131 Old Rectory Cottage 27.8.57 GV II

Rectory, now house. Early C17 with later additions and alterations. Roughly coursed and banded limestone and marl stone rubble; stone slate roof with coped verges and ball finial to south-east gable end of main range. Basic L-plan comprising main range aligned north-west to south-east with short gabled range projecting at right angles to north-east. 2 storeys and attic. South-west side: in 3 sections with straight joint immediately to right of gabled full dormer with 2-light chamfered mullion window to left; another to right on line with second ridge stack from left. 3-light cavetto-moulded mullion window on each floor below gabled full dormer. Similar windows to centre and right, except that windows to centre are chamfered. All windows with dripstones and mostly with leaded lights, some probably original. Integral end stack to left and ridge stacks on line with straight joints have rendered bases with dripstones and red brick shafts. Right gable end has 4-light leaded casement on ground floor one of 3 lights to first floor and 2-light cavetto-moulded mullion window with dripstone to attic. C19 lean-to attached to left gable end. North-east side. Main range has 2 widely spaced 3-light chamfered mullion windows with dripstones on each floor. Small rectangular window on ground floor to left of straight joint and narrow rectangular window to right. Gabled eaves dormer with leaded latticed casement above left windows. Several of mullion windows have original leaded glazing. Late C19 or C20 two-storey gabled porch in angle with projecting range, which has 2-light cavetto-moulded capping. Interior. Main range has chamfered ceiling beams to ground- and first-floor rooms. Massive chimney breast and inglenook fireplace with chamfered wood lintel to centre stack and spice cupboard to north-west wall. Wide floor boards to first floor and double-butt purlin roof in 6 bays (including divisions formed by stacks) with tie beam trusses. Projecting range has stone spiral steps down to barrel-vaulted stone cellar lit by 2-light mullion window to front. Ceased to be the rectory c.1688 when a new rectory was built (q.v. under Kingham House). (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p674) [2577]

Listing NGR: SP2585323801


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 674


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: 25 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15266/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J. B. Moseley. Source Historic England Archive
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