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Appeal: Erroneously listed extension saved by historical associations

Grove House Rotunda / Alamy: A88WDJ

A 1960s extension to a Regency-era villa in Oxford that was included in its listing after being mistaken as original has been saved from demolition because of the ‘nationally important’ figures associated with it.

The appeal concerned Grove House, a grade II listed 19th century villa in the Iffley conservation area of south Oxford, and a round, classically designed extension to the house known as ‘the Rotunda’. The appellant sought permission to demolish the Rotunda and replace it with a new-build two-bedroom home.Since it was built in 1832, Grove House has been owned or occupied by various........
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