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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: 1182054



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kennington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Jun-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249735

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KENNINGTON KENNINGTON ROAD SP5OSW (East side) 7/60 No.211 (Kennington Manor 06/08/52 House) and attached wall and gatepiers (Formerly listed as No.211 (Kennington Manor House) GV II* Farmhouse, now house. Built 1629 for Oliver Smith and Henry Bosworth: remodelled and left end truncated in late C18. Coursed and dressed limestone up to moulded string course; roughcast over timber frame above; left gable wall of late C18 limestone rubble. Gabled C20 tile roof; rendered ridge stick, and late C18 brick end stack to left. 3-unit lobby-entry plan. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Rendered surround to late C19 six-panelled (4 glazed) door right of centre, flanked by early C19 canted bay windows with 8-pane sashes: rendered flat arch over late C18 three-light round-headed leaded casement to left. Similar 4-light first-floor casements. Rear: ashlar dressings to C17 canted wood-mullioned bay window with C19 casements, which is flanked by early C17 round-arched lights (one with 2-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window): ground floor has early C17 three-light stone-mullioned ovolo-moulded round-arched window flanked by similar one-light windows which include one mutilated by C19 door. Rendered stair-turret with 3-light leaded casement projects from roof. Rear right wing of similar materials: similar C17 one-, 2- and 3-light windows, and 4-light wood-mullioned window: rear gable has early C19 two-storey canted bay window in place of C17 stone bay window. c19 extension to rear left. Interior: stack divides over entry. Moulded stone fireplaces, all differently carved with sunk spandrels. Large stone double-chamfered fireplace and corbel (possibly reset) inscribed 1629/OSHB in room to left. Timber-framed stair-well to rear and timber-framed first-floor partitions. Rear wing rooms have plaster ceilings: moulded cornices to quartered beams, the soffits of which are pargetted with trailing pomegranites on ground floor and strapwork on first floor. Roof mainly rebuilt in late C18, but retains collar truss at front and queen-post truss with cambered collar to rear. Subsidiary features: short 2m. long wall to right connected to early C17 gatepiers, each of limestone ashlar with moulded entablature and ball finial: entry infilled in late C18 by smaller keyed archway. Oliver Smith and Henry Bosworth had this house built to accommodate Smith's son and Bosworth's daughter who were married in 1629.

Listing NGR: SP5233702356

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National Grid Reference: SP 52337 02356


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