Description: Chinner House
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234347
OS Grid Reference: SP4922343935
OS Grid Coordinates: 449223, 243935
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0916, -1.2829
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CHACOMBE SILVER STREET
SP4943 (East side)
10/76 Chinner House
House. Early C16, enlarged C17. Datestone 1657, WL?MC above front doorway.
Coursed limestone and ironstone rubble, thatched roof. Brick stacks. Two
adjoining blocks. To right, former hall house, c.1500, one storey and attic, 3
bays. To left, C17 extension, 2 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Doorway in left bay
of right block has C17 moulded wood frame, 2-panel door and C20 wooden hood. C20
bay window to right and two C20 casement windows with wood lintels; window to
left of doorway has 2 lights with wood lintel and wood mullion. C17 five-light
window in left bay with wood lintel and mouled wood mullions. Window in left bay
on first floor is C20; central window Cl7, of 3 lights with wood mullions. To
right, small 2-light window with wood mullion. Rear windows are C20 except C17
first-floor window of 3 lights with wood mullions in right bay. Similar 4-light
window on left side of ground floor. Left block has coped gable ends with
kneelers and flanking brick stacks. Interior: Two pairs of crucks exposed in
early C19 section which are noted as "The only use of the orthodox cruck form
recorded in the region" (Wood-Jones). Collar roof with arch braces. C17 section
has corner fireplace with original bressumer on ground floor. Originally a
single storey 3-bay hall house, the old hall was turned into kitchen and service
rooms and floor inserted to provide bedrooms over in C17 when new parlour wing
built to left.
(Wood-Jones, R.B., Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region,
Manchester 1963, pp.37-41. Plan and Section fig.7.).
Listing NGR: SP4922343935
Source: English Heritage
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