Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1368944

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Mapledurham

National Grid Reference: SU 67067 76655


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MAPLEDURHAM THE STREET SU67NE (East side) 9/188 Mapledurham House 24/10/51


Country House. c.1585, C19 alterations and extensions. Red brick with grey brick diaper pattern; plain tile roof; brick stacks. H-shaped plan. 2 storeys and attic; 9-window range. 7-window centre with single window cross wings to left and right. Central double 6-panel door with ashlar rendered porch with corner buttresses and battlemented top. 2-storey angled bay windows to left and right of centre and to cross wings. Stone mullion and transom windows to all openings. Shaped stone string course above ground floor windows. Hood moulds to first floor windows with shaped stone string course above and battlemented eaves. Cross wings have brick parapet to roof. Cross gable to centre with single-light casement. Cross gables to cross-wings with single-light casement. Similar treatment to rear with projecting chapel of c.1789 to left of centre with central door and 2 Perpendicular style windows. Interior: Central Hall, constructed c.1828 from part of original hall. Panelling of c.1863. Staircase: Oak open well staircase of cantilever construction with balustrade of turned balusters. Chapel: Gothick style with cross vaulted ceiling. Saloon to first floor. Plaster ribbed ceiling of c.1612 with roundels depicting Roman figures. Dining room to ground floor right in Adam style by Thomas Martin. History: Building started by Sir Michael Blount, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, completed by Sir Richard Blount in 1612. Michael Blount (1743-1821) built the Roman Catholic chapel and his son, Michael Henry Blount (1789-1874) employed Thomas Martin to decorate the dining room and carry out other alterations in 1828. Further alterations were carried out in 1863. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.695-697; Richard Williams, Mapledurham House Guide book, 1977).

Listing NGR: SU6706776655


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Legacy System number: 247406

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 695-697
Williams, R, Mapledurham Guide Book, (1977)

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