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Headington barn and stables put up for sale by council
6:10pm Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
A STONE barn and stables in Headington have been put up for sale by Oxford City Council.
Anyone interested in purchasing the Bury Knowle stables will have to pay in the region of £450,000.
The buildings, which the city council has described as redundant, are more than 150 years old and are currently used by the council for storage.
But planning permission has been given to turn them into three two bedroom houses with space for car parking.
A previous planning application to the city council’s own planning department was submitted last year but withdrawn pending comments by English Heritage.
City council officers said the conversion of the building would be a “viable conservation of this under-used building”.
The buildings are part of Bury Knowle House which was built in around 1800, though the outbuildings are thought to have been added later.
In 1930 the city council bought the entire Bury Knowle estate for more than £11,000 and turned the grounds into a public park.
Estate agents Kemp & Kemp describe the stone barn as “magnificent”.