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4, Market Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8969 / 51°53'48"N

Longitude: -1.1499 / 1°8'59"W

OS Eastings: 458591

OS Northings: 222380

OS Grid: SP585223

Mapcode National: GBR 8XJ.42D

Mapcode Global: VHCX4.0LY6

Entry Name: 4, Market Square

Location: Bicester, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Parish: Bicester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Listing Date: 31 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243554

Source ID: 1200301

Listing Text

BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
SP5822S (East side)
3/79 No.4
31/01/52
GV II

House, now offices. Early C18, altered late C18 and C20. Chequer brick with
painted stone dressings, and limestone rubble; Welsh-slate roof with brick
stack. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window front, with
storeybands and wooden dentil cornice, has painted rustication to the stone
ground-floor wall, and is brick above. Central doorway has a wide plain
architrave with double-stepped keyblock, and a flat canopy with dentil cornice
on scroll brackets, and it is flanked by wide tripartite sashes, probably a
late-C18 alteration. Upper windows have 4-pane C19 sashes, except those in the
outer bays which are blind and have painted glazing bars; all have wedge lintels
and projecting stone aprons. A large stack rises from the rubble return wall to
left. Hipped roof has 2 gables to rear. Interior: open-well stair with closed
string, moulded handrail, turned newels and balusters, and winders; panelled
ground-floor room with moulded cornice and arched display niche beside the
corner fireplace; panelled first-floor room with moulded cornice. Part of ground
floor is now continuous with the sales area of No.3 (not included).
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).

Listing NGR: SP5859022379

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