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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: 1367920



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Witney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Mar-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252634

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WITNEY COGGES SP3609 8/80 Manor Farmhouse GV II*

Manor house, later farmhouse and now part of Cogges Manor Farm Museum. Mid C13 for the de Grey family; remodelled mid/late C16 for the Pope family; refronted and remodelled c.168O for the Blake family. Coursed and uncoursed limestone rubble; late C17 stucco front with ashlar quoins and dressings; gabled stone slate roof; stone stacks. C13 hall house (to rear) remodelled as L-plan with rear left wing. 2 storeys. Tall symmetrical 5-window range.Hood moulds over 3-light (to left) and 2-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows; central lateral stack and gable-end stacks with moulded ashlar flues. Rear: late C17 stair-turret and one- and 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows, and mid C19 Gothic porch. Similar mullioned window to gable ends. Two ranges to rear of similar materials: Former C13 hall: large C16 external lateral stack with ashlar flues, late C16 ovolo-moulded timber lintel over ovolo-moulded light, a late C17 cross window and hood mould over late C16 light with rebated architrave; left side wall has late C16 four-light and part-blocked 3-light oval-molded window and one stair-light, mid C13 two-light plate-tracery window with blocked trefoil to tympanum, and a similar window with cusped heads and moulded quatrefoil to tympanum. Former C13 service range to rear: C16 gable end stack with moulded ashlar flues; right side wall has Cl6 chamfered light above lean-to, a 2-light wood-mullioned window and ancient plank door set in C13 pointed archway; left side wall has mid C19 plank door and trellised porch to through-passage, a single late C17 leaded-light, 4-light chamfered wood-mullioned window with leaded-lights, and a restored similar 3-light window. Interior of front range: late C17 balection-panelled doors and attic-floor ribbed doors. Bolection-panelled room to right; room to left has similar dado, spit-racks over fireplace with pulvinated frieze and segmental-pedimented doorway to rear. Quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters set on closed string. First-floor rooms have late C17 moulded cornice, and from right to left: bolection-panelled overmantle over C16 stone fireplace with sunk spandrels; classical egg-and-dart and other painting to cornice and traces of painted imitation-panelling walls bolection-moulded overmantle over fireplace; C16 ovolo-moulded doorframe, to rear wing. 3-bay collar-truss roof with butt purlins, Interior of rear wing: stop-chamfered beams and late C17 bolection-panelled doors; open fireplace with chamfered bressumer flanked by copper and bread oven; through-passage flanked by C16 plank-and-stud partitions; similar partition, and ill pay-desk left of C13 door with pay-window opening to passage; centre of first floor has C17 closet with shelving adjoining stack; winder stairs; mid/late 16 collar-truss roofs with butt purlins and arch bracing. The C13 house originally consisted of a hall separated by a through-passage from a service range and with a solar wing absorbed into the late C17 house. An important house which retains many original features. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. (Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, p.551; J.M. Steane (Ed.), Cadges: a guide to the museum and village, 1984).

Listing NGR: SP3620609632

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cogges a Guide to the Museum and Village, (1984)
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 551

National Grid Reference: SP 36200 09632


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