Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1059497

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1985

Statutory Address: THE ORATORY SCHOOL, A4074


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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


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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."


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


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Legacy System number: 247454

Legacy System: LBS


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

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