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Brief description of site

Shipton Court is an early-17th-century manor house. Much of the original estate has been sold, and the house now stands in approximately 12 hectares of formal gardens which were redesigned in the early-20th century.

Brief history of site

Shipton Court was built around 1603 by the Lacey family. Large-scale restorations and alterations were undertaken after 1900. During the Second World War the house was occupied by the army, and in 1947 the estate was split and sold by auction. The house was divided into apartments in 1977.

Location information:

Address: Shipton Court, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6DB

Locality: Oxford

Local Authorities:

Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Shipton-under-Wyc

Historical County: Oxfordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 163 Grid Ref: SP278175
Latitude: 51.8554 Longitude: -1.59777


4 miles north-east of Burford

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: After 1603

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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