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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Steeple Barton
National Grid Reference:
SP 45303 24963


STEEPLE BARTON SP42SE 4/261 Barton Abbey GV II* House. Built c.1570 for John Dormer; altered in late C17; rebuilt 1849-62 by S.S. Teulon for Henry Hall; further alterations of c.1890. Squared and coursed ironstone; gabled stone slate roof with moulded stone coping; moulded ashlar stacks. Linear plan with service wing to left. Tudor Picturesque style. 2 storeys and attic; 10-window range to asymmetrical gabled front. 2-storey porch has corner buttresses, Perpendicular-style doorway, studded doorway and oriel window above with hollow-moulded stone-mullioned and arch-headed lights. Hood moulds over similar and 3-light mullioned windows, some transomed. 3-bay crenellated loggia of c.1890 to right. One-storey service range extends from front to join stables (q.v.). Right-end gable has gabled dormer set on canted bay, and canted bay with French-style pyramidal roof to rear. Centre of rear elevation has 2 gables and polygonal stair-turret of late C16 house: hood moulds over similar mullioned windows of up to 4 lights, and chamfered light and hood mould over 4-centred arched doorway to stair-turret. Mid/late C19 block with pyramidal roof to rear left. Interior: mid C19 panelling and Jacobean-style carved overmantels in main 3 ground floor rooms and elaborate dog-leg stairs in central stair hall. Late C16 stair-turret to rear has closed well staircase has stop-chamfered doorways, C17 panelled door to attic and 4-centred moulded wood doorway with carved spandrels. House named Barton Abbey from erroneous belief that it stood on site of former cell of Osney Abbey. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p788; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p64; Bodleian Library, MS. Top. Oxon. C.522 (top) F.5v. for 1868 drawing)

Listing NGR: SP4530324963


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 788
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983), 64


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06988/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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