Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1053531

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1983

Statutory Address: SAXONS CLOSE, 1-4, ROUSES LANE


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Statutory Address: SAXONS CLOSE, 1-4, ROUSES LANE

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Filkins and Broughton Poggs

National Grid Reference: SP2379704319


SP2204-2304 FILKINS AND BROUGHTON POGGS ROUSES LANE (North-east side) Filkins 7/189 Nos. 1-4 (consec), Saxons Close 14/11/83

GV II Row of 4 council houses. Dated 1929 on tablet in central gable. By Morley Horder. Coursed rubble limestone with ashlar dressings, stone slate roofs and stone chimneys. In Cotswold vernacular style. One storey and attic. Long symmetrical range with 3 gables to front and central through-passage, 2 and 3-light unmoulded stone mullion windows with leaded glazing, the ground floor with 10 windows, the attics with 2 windows to each gable. Passage has depressed stone arch in Tudor style, moulded and stopped, with moulded spandrels and Tudor hoodmould. Passage has entries to centre houses; end houses have gable-end doorways with flat stone hoods on brackets. Said to be the earliest example of the use of traditional materials for council houses. The choice of style was that of Sir Stafford Cripps who lived in the village, and who paid for the difference in cost of the extra labour and materials required. The intention was to integrate the council houses both visually and socially into the life of a picturesque village. Later council housing in Bulls Close, Filkins, and in Burford and Kelmscott, was to follow this example.

Listing NGR: SP2379704319


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Legacy System number: 253500

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