MIDDLETON PARK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1232948
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1951
Statutory Address:
MIDDLETON PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
MIDDLETON PARK

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Cherwell (District Authority)
Parish:
Middleton Stoney
National Grid Reference:
SP 52492 23237

Details

SP52SW MIDDLETON STONEY

5/111 Middleton Park 26/11/51

GV I

Country house, now flats. 1938 by Sir Edwin and Robert Lutyens for the 9th Earl of Jersey. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings; plain-tile roof with rubble stacks. Double-depth plan. Georgian style. 2 storeys plus attics. 11- by 7-window house has 3 symmetrical fronts, all with recessed centres (of 5 and 3 bays), containing very tall shuttered sashes, and has hipped dormered roofs rising above a stone cornice; north front has a low central linking section containing the pedimented main entrance and flanking doorways; south front has a central doorcase of the "Delhi" order. (q.v. subsidiary ranges). Interior: principal original interiors survive throughout except for the drawing room, which has been reduced in size, and Lady Jersey's onyx bathroom which has been slightly altered and the fittings removed. The last great country house to be built in England. (A.S.G. Butler, The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, Vol.V, 1951; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.703-4; Country Life, July 5th and 12th 1946, pp.28-31 and 74-77).

Listing NGR: SP5249223237

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
408328
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 703-4
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 5, (1950)
'Country Life' in 5 July, (1946), 28-31
'Country Life' in 12 July, (1946), 74-77

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/10765/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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