THE ORATORY SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1059497

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1985

Statutory Address: THE ORATORY SCHOOL, A4074

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE ORATORY SCHOOL, A4074

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Woodcote

National Grid Reference: SU 65410 81891

Summary

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History

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Details

In the entry for WOODCOTE A4074 6/237 (South Side) The Oratory School

The description shall be amended by adding the words

"Further large C20 wings and extensions are not of special architectural importance."

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WOODCOTE A4074 5U68SE (South side) 6/237 The Oratory School

- II*

Country House, now School. Early C18: remodelled c.1910 by Detmar Blow. Stone base; red brick; slate roof to centre: plain tile roof to wings with lead ridges; brick stacks. Double depth plan. 3 storeys and attic to centre; 2 storeys and attic to wings; 13-window range. 2:3:3:3:2. Central 3 bays have central doorcase with segmental pediment on volutes with carved basket and fruit to tympanum. Heads and palm fronds to frieze. Sash door with rectangular light over. 12-pane sashes to left and right. Brick band between ground and first floor. Three 12-pane sashes to first floor. Three 6-pane sashes to second floor. Pediment to gable end of roof with oval window to tympanum. 3-bay wings to left and right: 12-pane sashes to all openings except sash door to left. 2 flat-roofed dormers to right. 2-bay ends to left and right: 12-pane sashes to ground floor. Brick band between ground and first floor. 6-pane sashes to left end. 12-pane sashes to right end. Hipped roof. Rear: 3 storeys to centre; 2 storeys to wings; 14-window range 3:2:3:3:3. Central 3 bays: Central double sash door with round light over. Round topped 16-pane sashes to left and right. Three 6-pane sashes to first floor. Brick band between first and second floor. Three 12 pane sashes to second floor. Pedimented gable to roof. 2 bays to left of centre: 12-pane sashes to all openings; flat dormer to roof. 3 bays to left: Brick Corinthian Giant order pilasters between windows. Central 28-pane window with sash doors base. 28-pane sashes to left and right. 3 bays to right of centre have 12-mane sashes to all openings. 3 bays to right: Brick Corinthian giant order pilasters between windows. C20 24-pane windows to ground floor. Three 16-pane sashes to first floor. Interior: Entrance hall; black and white marble floor, Tuscan Doric columns supporting entablature with swagged frieze. Early C18 carved wood fireplace. Staircase: open well staircase with 3 turned balusters to each tread. West wing: has room decorated c.1780 with Adam style ceiling and doorcases. Subsidiary wings to left and right of entrance front: brown brick with red brick dressings; plain tile roof with lead ridges. Right hand return of left wing; 3 round topped 12-pane sashes to ground floor, central one in blind arch. Arched recessed panels to left and right first floor. Left hand return of right wing: central blind arch: double sash door with arched overlight to right, arched topped window to ground floor left and first floor left and right. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.852-3).

Listing NGR: SU6541081891

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 247454

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 852-3

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