Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1065917

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1955

Statutory Address: THE DOWER HOUSE


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Statutory Address: THE DOWER HOUSE

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County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Westwell

National Grid Reference: SP 22429 09988


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WESTWELL SP20NW 3/325 The Dower House 12.9.55


Former farmhouse. C17 remodelled in mid-C19 and completely modernized. Rubble with Cotswold stone roofs, ashlar chimneys with moulded capping. 2 storeys, and attic; mixed mullion windows and glazing-bar sashes, mostly C20 to north and west. To west, the north-south range has 3 gables of irregular projection, the left-hand 2-storeyed, centre recessed and 2-storeyed (? former stairs), the right-hand one longer and with mullion windows. Angle now filled with C20 rubble porch lobby with a reused c.1700 mullion window of 3 lights. North gable end has 2 garret windows. Extension to SW has reused tracery element in gable. South, garden, front retains original mullion window with drips - 3 irregular gables, the right-hand one with catslide, the central one a "Cotswold" gable on wall-face. 2-, 3- and 4-light mullion windows with hollow chamfer edge mould- ings. Central gable has a reset 2-light pointed monolithic window and an open pedimented stone bracketed hood. Interior much remodelled, retains a segment- headed archway in former West wall of house which contains a carved spandrel stone from a Tudor arch fireplace or doorway matched up to form present doorway.

Listing NGR: SP2243209986


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