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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: 1059361



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Benson

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 247730

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BENSON BROOK STREET SU69SW (south side) Fifield Fifield Manor 2/22 18/07/63


Shown on O.S. map as Fifield House. House. C12, early C18 alterations, with early C19 third floor, stucco front, and alterations. Stucco, probably on limestone; roof not visible; rendered stacks. 3 storey, 8-window range. 2:4:2. Tetrastyle Doric portico to ground floor centre. C19 five-panelled door to centre with flanking single-light windows. 12-pane sashes to ground and first floors. 9-pane sashes to second floor. All windows have architrave surround and first floor central 4 windows have bracketted cornices. Flat band between ground and first floor and between first and second floor. Cornice to eaves with brackets to central 4 bays. Right return has C13 window of Geometrical tracery of 2 lights. Left return has some C12 windows exposed. Interior: Early C18 panelling to entrance hall and study (ground floor right). Early C19 open well staircase to hall with cast iron balustrade. History: C12 house, owned by Bishop of Lincoln, held by Philip de Hogville (Sheriff of Surrey 1281). In ownership of Sir Edmund Rede of Burstall (left in his will dated 21st February 1488/9 to his grandson) but passed to Leonard Rede of Burstall. Passed by marriage to Dinhan family. Passed to Stampe family in late C16. In early C19 third floor added with consequent removal of original roof, and front took present form. (Victoria County History: Oxfordshire, Vol.7, p.3; Oxfordshire Record Society, 1958, p.45; Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal IX (1903); Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.451).

Listing NGR: SU6308192152

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 451
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1962), 3
'Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal' in Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 9, (1903)

National Grid Reference: SU 63081 92152


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