St Frideswides Farmhouse

Farmhouse, now house. C16, possibly altered C17; extended C20. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with brick stacks.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
585288
Names
St Frideswides Farmhouse
Coordinates
51.7977510° N, 1.2658000° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

Aerial view of St Frideswides Farmhouse
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Aerial View

Aerial view of St Frideswides Farmhouse
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Timeline

26 Nov 1951

St Frideswides Farmhouse designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

St Frideswides 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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.

List Entry ID
1286525
Grade
II*
Name
ST FRIDESWIDES FARMHOUSE
Location
ST FRIDESWIDES FARMHOUSE, A 34
Parish
Gosford and Water Eaton
District
Cherwell
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 50727 11266

GOSFORD AND WATER EATON A43 SP51SW (East side) Cutteslowe 6/37 St. Frideswides Farmhouse 26/11/51 GV II* Farmhouse, now house. C16, possibly altered C17; extended C20. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with brick stacks. 3-unit through-passage plan with rear wing, extended. 2 storeys. Front has, to right of centre, a moulded stone doorway with a 4-centred arch within a rectangular surround; to right is a 5-light stone mullioned-and-transoaed window with label; to left a 5-light mullioned window with label, a blocked doorway with heavy wooden lintel, and a 3-light mullioned window with render label. At first floor are 4-light mullioned windows, to left and centre, plus a small window with label above the main door. Right end wall has a second 5-light mullioned-and-transomed window, and has a 4-light window above without its mullions. All have concave chamfers and leaded glazing, including some old diamond quarries. Hipped roof has stacks at the left end and to rear of the right unit rising from a large stone projection with sloping weatherings. Central hipped-roof rear wing, possibly originally containing the stair, has a 3-light ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned window, and is now flanked by a C20 wing and a C17/C18 lean-to extension returning from the right end. Interior: right end contains the through passage and a double-ovolo-moulded wooden doorway with carved vase stops. This leads to a fine room containing C17 oak panelling below a strapwork frieze, plus a large C16 stone 4-centre arched fireplace with recessed spandrels and moulded cornice below a contemporary carved wooden overmantel with 3 arched panels separated by caryatids...

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Bibliography

  1. “ST FRIDESWIDES FARMHOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1286525>