Dean, Oxfordshire

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Dean
Road through Dean - geograph.org.uk - 1549942.jpg
Road through Dean
Dean is located in Oxfordshire
Dean
Dean
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP3422
Civil parish
  • Spelsbury
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
Dialling code01608
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteSpelsbury Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°54′14″N 1°30′11″W / 51.904°N 1.503°W / 51.904; -1.503Coordinates: 51°54′14″N 1°30′11″W / 51.904°N 1.503°W / 51.904; -1.503

Dean is a hamlet in Spelsbury civil parish, about 2 miles (3 km) north of Charlbury and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southeast of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Its toponym derives from the fact that it is between the valleys of the Coldron Brook and one of its tributaries.

History[edit]

The Hawk Stone, about 0.5 miles (800 m) north of Dean, is a Neolithic standing stone.

At a junction of two lanes in the centre of Dean is the base of a medieval preaching cross.[1]

Spelsburydown is a 17th-century house that was re-fronted in the 18th century.[2] It is of coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings and has a Stonesfield slate roof.[2]

About 1,200 yards (1,100 m) northeast of Spelsburydown is a six-bay barn built of coursed limestone rubble that dates from the late 17th or early 18th century.[3]

Dean Mill is a watermill on Coldron Brook. It was built probably in the 18th and altered probably in the 20th century.[4] The building is of coursed rubble with a Stonesfield slate roof.[4]

Dean Manor House was built early in the 18th century, reputedly in 1702 for Thomas Rowney, MP for Oxford.[5] It is of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.[5]

Dean Manor Cottage is a small house built early in the 18th century.[6] It is of coursed rubble with a Stonesfield slate roof.[6] Pear Tree Cottage is a mid-18th century small house built of coursed limestone rubble.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Dean is the home of Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington[8] and the constituency home of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron.[9] It was also the home of the family of Ronnie Barker.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Wayside Cross Base Approximately 300 Metres South West of Dean Mill (1251483)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Spelsburydown (1251480)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Barn Approximately 1 1/10 Kilometres North East of Spelsburydown, Dean (1262797)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Dean Mill (1251421)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Manor House (1251419)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  6. ^ a b Historic England. "Dean Manor Cottage (1251420)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Pear Tree Cottage (1251481)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Lord Chadlington". Lords by Party and Type of Peerage. Houses of Parliament. Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  9. ^ "David Cameron: my house is 'falling apart' due to protesters". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Property: Goodbye to Ronnie's retreat". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2015.