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South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SU 50177 94908


CULHAM THE GREEN SU5094 (South side) 12/38 Culham Manor 18/07/63


Manor house. C15, north front rebuilt c.1610, restored and altered mid C20. Roughcast, probably on stone rubble, with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof; brick ridge stack to left of centre, stone end stack to left, brick ridge stack to cross-wing to rear. L-plan, possibly former hall-house with cross wing, remodelled to E-plan front, later truncated. 2-storey, 3-window range of single-bay centre with flanking projecting cross-gabled wings. C17 plank door to recessed porch to left with Jacobean stone archway having decorative frieze. Flanking 2-light stone mullion windows to centre and right are 4-light stone mullion windows with hood moulds and leaded lights. 4-light stone mullion and transom windows with hood moulds and leaded lights to first floor. Coped cross-gables to left and right with obelisk finials. Right return: uncoursed stone rubble to ground floor; large timber framing with angle braces and rendered infill to first floor. 2-storey, 7-window range. Plank door to left of centre. Irregular fenestration of mostly C20 wood mullioned windows with leaded lights. Rear: uncoursed stone rubble to ground floor of cross-wing and to rear of main block; large timber framing with angle braces to first floor of cross-wing and to cross-gable at right of main block. Irregular fenestration of mostly C20 wood mullioned windows with leaded lights. Interior: straight flight stairs with solid wood steps in cross-wing. C18 straight flight staircase to main block removed from a house in Worcester. King post roof with windbraces partly visible in cross-wing. Cl6 linen-fold panelling to cross-wing bedroom. Massive stone 3-centre arched fireplace to ground floor of cross-wing. Most of the other internal features, including fireplaces, panelling, plasterwork, and an extensive collection of Flemish stained glass were probably brought in during the mid C20 restoration for Sir Esmond Ovey. History: originally the medieval grange of the Aboots of Abingdon. Refronted c.1610 by Thomas Bury. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.565-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.7, 1962, p.29; Country Life, Vol.108, 1950, July 14th, p.130-134 and July 21st p.210-214).

Listing NGR: SU5017794908


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 565-6
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1962), 29
'Country Life' in 14 July, , Vol. 108, (1950), 130-34
'Country Life' in 21 July, (1950), 210-214


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: 13 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16956/09
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