Bell Cottage; Thames Mead Farmhouse, Cassington National Heritage List Data

Bell Cottage; Thames Mead Farmhouse is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

National Heritage List for England Facts

List Entry ID
1053038
Grade
II
Name
BELL COTTAGE THAMES MEAD FARMHOUSE
Location
BELL COTTAGE, BELL LANETHAMES MEAD FARMHOUSE, BELL LANE
Parish
Cassington
District
West Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 45639 10679

National Heritage List for England Description

CASSINGTON BELL LANE SP4510 (West side) 25/27 Thames Mead Farmhouse and Bell Cottage - II Shown on O.S. Map as Little Shields. Farmhouse, now 2 houses. Datestone 1607/RG/M to rear; early C18 and C20 alterations. Coursed limestone rubble; rendered first floor to left; first floor of rear wall has timber-framing of 2 panels deep. Gabled concrete tile roof, with some stone slates to centre; brick ridge and end stacks. 4-unit plan. 2 storeys; 6-window range facing garden. Thames Mead Farmhouse to right has C20 porch and C20 timber lintels over late C18 six-pane sashes and late C19 horned 6-pane sashes; similar lintels over late C19 casements on first floor. Bell Cottage to left has C20 canted bay window, timber lintels over C20 casements and C20 front left extension. Small C17 gabled bay to rear right. Interior: Thames Mead Farmhouse has stop-chamfered beams. C17 panelled cupboard with butterfly hinges to right and early C18 bolection-panelled room to left; roof not inspected. Bell Cottage to left has chamfered beams, and large open fireplaces to ridge stack with chamfered timber bressumer and stone jambs; similar smaller fireplaces on first floor; C17 collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Subsidiary features: house to left, also part of Bell Cottage, his datestone RE/1723. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled concrete tile roof; brick end stack. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys; 2-window range front faces road to rear. C20 gabled porch. Flat brick arches over C20 casements. On site of manor of medieval Godstow Abbey estate. Documentary evidences shows that house divided in 1604 between Robert and Richard Greenway. (information from VCH)

Listing NGR: SP4563910679