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Description: Kings Head House
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 243318
OS Grid Reference: SP5274814042
OS Grid Coordinates: 452748, 214042
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8225, -1.2361
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ISLIP KINGS HEAD LANE
SP5214 (East side)
12/80 Kings Head House and Laneside
Inn, now 2 houses. Possibly late C16/early C17, re-modelled c.1700 and C20.
Coursed limestone rubble and some rendered timber framing; Stonesfield-slate and
artificial stone-slate roofs with rebuilt brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus
attic. Partly-rebuilt front has a large chamfered lintel or bressumer, to right
of centre, now built into the wall but retaining moulded wood corbels at each
end; rubble walling above and possibly to right may replace framing. Openings in
left bay are mostly altered and have renewed leaded cross windows, but a heavy
chamfered doorframe survives. Right gable wall is rebuilt. Rear has rendered
framing at first floor and includes an old cross window. Rubble rear range
(Kings Head House) has renewed casements plus one old cross window. Both ranges
have large ridge stacks. Interior: central bay of main range, possibly
originally a carriage entry, has heavy chamfered joists and a cellar; large open
fireplace with chamfered cambered bressumer and chamfered stone jambs; chamber
fireplace with chamfered bressumer and moulded-brick reredos; butt-purlin roof.
Interior of Kings Head House not inspected.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI. p.207).
Listing NGR: SP5274814042
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Source: English Heritage
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