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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: 1200202



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kirtlington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 243429

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16/44 Kirtlington Park 26/11/51


Country house. 1742-6 by William Smith and John Sanderson for Sir James Dashwood; interior decoration completed mid C19. Limestone ashlar. Double-depth central block linked to square pavilions by low corridors turning through ninety degrees. Palladian style; 9- by 6-window central block has an engaged tetrastyle Ionic portico with a richly-carved triangular pediment flanked by a balustraded parapet and modillion cornice; the architraved windows have alternating segmental and triangular pediments above tall 15-pane sashes, in the piano nobile, and have 12-pane sashes at second floor. The wide balustraded double staircase rises above a rusticated basement. At the rear the windows of the piano nobile have triple-stepped keyblocks below floating cornices, and the central window has a pilastered surround supporting a Gibbsian arch; the central bays break forward below a second triangular pediment and above a double staircase of a different configuration. The flanking corridors contain pedimented doorways and niches. The 5- by 5-window pavilions also have pediments over the middle 3 bays, and their roofs bear cupolas. Interior not inspected but notable for the rich Palladian decoration of the hall and the Rococo interior of the library (stucco work attributed to Roberts of Oxford), and the painted decoration of the Monkey Room by J.F. Clermont. The Rococo decoration of the dining room was removed in 1931 to New York. The house is set in a park landscaped by Capability Brown.

Listing NGR: SP5082219833

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

National Grid Reference: SP 50822 19833


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