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Studley Almshouses, Horton-cum-Studley

Description: Studley Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243301

OS Grid Reference: SP5977712367
OS Grid Coordinates: 459777, 212367
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8068, -1.1344

Location: Horton Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX33 1AU

Locality: Horton-cum-Studley
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX33 1AU

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Listing Text

14/64 Studley Almshouses
Shown on Ordnance Survey Sheet as Studley Cottages.
Row of 4 almshouses, probably formerly 8. Built 1639 for Sir George Croke. Brick
in English bond with limestone-ashlar dressings; old plain-tile roof with brick
ridge stacks. Single range of 2-unit lobby-entry plans, probably each originally
2 dwellings. Single storey. Symmetrical front, with moulded brick plinth and
dentil eaves course, has 4 stone doorways with chamfered 4-centred arches,
recessed spandrels and labels, each between a pair of 3-light concave-chamfered
stone-mullioned windows with labels. The old plank doors and hinges are probably
original. The 4 moulded brick stacks each have 2 diagonal shafts with corbelled
caps, one stack with the remains of a stone sundial. A stone tablet on the front
wall has a Latin inscription which includes the date. Rear wall formerly had
only one small slit window to each unit; present casements and doors are C20
insertions. Interior: blocked fireplaces with cambered stop-chamfered
bressumers; some old plank doors.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.58; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.656).

Listing NGR: SP5977712367

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Source: English Heritage

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