Oxenford Farm

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Oxenford Farm was formerly an abbey farm, a dependency of Waverley Abbey in the civil parish of Milford, Surrey, England, with several listed buildings around a courtyard, including three by Augustus Pugin.

Buildings[edit]

Oxenford Gate Lodge in 2013

The three highest listed buildings, at Grade II*, are Gothic revival buildings designed by Palace of Westminster-famed Gothic revivalist Augustus Pugin.[1]

  • Oxenford Gate Lodge - Grade II*[2] 1843-44 by Pugin; approached over a bridge; includes octagonal turret, gable crucifix (cross) and bellcote.
  • Granary and Farm Buildings at Oxenford Farm - Grade II*[3] 1843 by Pugin; buttressed and primarily built from ashlar dressed stone.
  • Barn at Oxenford Grange - Grade II*;[4] buttressed and primarily built from ashlar dressed stone
  • Oxenford Grange Farm House - Grade II[5] possibly on medieval foundations but 17th, 19th and 20th century brick dressed sandstone rubble.
  • Oxenford Lodge - Grade II[6] 1763 by William Chambers also for the estate of Viscount Middleton
Barn at Oxenford Grange

Remains of Oxenford Grange[edit]

  • Remains of Oxenford Grange - Grade II[7] the walls survive; date uncertain listed as reputed to be remains of this dependency of Waverley Abbey; consistent with 13-14th gothic architecture; destroyed before 1775 when Peper Harow House was erected instead of an intended house on this site for Viscount Middleton



History[edit]

Richard de Aquila granted Oxenford to Waverley Abbey before 1147. It was a Cistercian monastery farming community for Waverley Abbey until 1536 when Oxenford was granted to Sir William Fitz William during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, when it was valued at £4 13s. 4d.[8]

The buildings are in recent times within the nearby Peper Harow estate.[8][9]

Popular culture[edit]

The buildings and their surrounding grounds, near small woods less than 100 metres away to the south and west, were used as a location for Robin Hood (2010 film).[1]

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