Sandford Park

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1286006
Date first listed:
27-Aug-1956
Statutory Address:
Sandford Park, Ledwell Road, Sandford St Martin, OX7 7AH

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Location

Statutory Address:
Sandford Park, Ledwell Road, Sandford St Martin, OX7 7AH

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Sandford St. Martin
National Grid Reference:
SP4197526707

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/04/2018

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SANDFORD ST MARTIN LEDWELL ROAD (West side) Sandford Park

(Formerly listed under WORTON ROAD)

27/08/56 GV II* Small country house. c.1700, possibly for Gerard Croker. Re-modelled and enlarged late C18. Marlstone ashlar with limestone dressings; limestone ashlar; Welsh-slate roofs with ashlar stacks. Double-depth plan extended to triple-depth plan.

Two storeys plus attic and three storeys. Five-window marlstone front, with chamfered rusticated quoins, cornice and balustraded parapet with ball finials, breaks forward in the centre bay below a small triangular pediment contain an architraved oculus, and has a segmental-arched window with double-stepped keyblock above a C20 stone doorcase; outer bays have twelve-pane sashes in stone architraves with angle rolls; keyblocks at ground floor are linked to a storey band.

Left return wall has an attic storey above the returned cornice. Late C18 limestone three-window garden front is of three storeys with a higher cornice and has large Venetian windows flanking the central doorway, which has an Ionic porch and an ornamental fanlight; 16-pane sashes at first floor and twelve-pane above. Right return wall is altered and irregular but retains one early sash with wide glazing bars; it links with the stable court (q.v.).

Interior: deep stair hall, with curved cantilevered late C18 stone stair with cast-iron balustrade, now opens to a fielded-panelled room with early C18 marble fireplace. Double-depth library with fielded panelling and dentil cornice is formed from two early C18 rooms and retains one marble fireplace. Late C18 rooms to rear have introduced contemporary fireplaces and mahogany panelled doors.

Listing NGR: SP4197526707

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
251977
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 751
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

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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