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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: 1199929



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Harwell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249986

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HARWELL HIGH STREET SU4989 (West side) 9/123 Lime Tree House 24/11/66 GV II*

House. c.1250 origins; remodelling of c1300; cross-wing to left of c.1360; C17 front, with early C19 alterations. Painted brick plinth; roughcast, probably on timber-framing; old plain-tile roof; brick end stack to right. 2-storey, 3-window range. 6-panel door to centre with wood reeded surround and open wood-trellis porch. Two 12-pane unhorned sashes with wood reeded surrounds and cornices to ground floor right. Single 12-pane unhorned sash with wood reeded surround and cornice to left. Three 3-light wood casements to first floor with wood cornices, 3 cross-gables to roof with lead flats to valleys. Interior: extensive remains in loft of mid C13 aisled hall with passing braces and reconstruction of c.1300 base cruck and crown-post roof, cross-wing to left has crown-post roof and C17 wooden dovecote. Arch-braced collar-truss visible to main bedroom. History: home of Walter de Catewy, alias Walter de Harwell, Sergeant-at-arms to Edward III 1341-1361, and of his son Thomas, M.P. for Berkshire. Seized by William of Wykeham in 1370 and from 1392 forded part of Winchester bishopric estates. ("Harwell, Village for a Thousand Years", Pub. Harwell P.C. 1985; The Bishop of Winchester's Medieval Manor House at Harwell, Berkshire and its relevance in the Evolution of Timber-framed Aisled Halls, by J. M. Fletcher in Archaeological Journal, Vol 136, 1979, p173-192)

Listing NGR: SU4911489121

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Harwell Village for a Thousand Years, (1985)
'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 136, (1979), 173-192

National Grid Reference: SU 49114 89121


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