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Ox House, Shaftesbury

Description: Ox House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101980

OS Grid Reference: ST8598222919
OS Grid Coordinates: 385982, 122919
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0055, -2.2012

Location: B3091, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8AX

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8AX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Late Saxon urban area E of Castle Hill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
No 13
(Ox House)
(Formerly listed as
No 13 Old Grove Place)
ST 8522 6/25 20.6.52.
2-storey stone ashlar house, probably late C16 to early C17. Recently
restored. L-shaped. Gable-ends with stone copings. Plaintiles (recent)
to roof. The front has a projecting 2-storey porch wing, the upper storey
of which is plastered. The doorway is a modern reproduction, but the inner
door has moulded stone jambs and a 4-centred arch. Windows have hollow-
chamfered stone frames and mullions with later sashes inserted. Hood moulds
to 1st floor windows, continuous weathermould above ground floor openings.
4-centre-arched doorway at rear. Paired chimneys of stone ashlar with
moulded caps at each gable-end. Interior has moulded stud and panel partitions.
Early C17 fireplaces. See RCHM. The house is the original of the 'Ox
Ian" in Thomas Hardy's 'Jude the Obscure." Important for its internal

Listing NGR: ST8601022951

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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