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Greyhound House, Launton

Description: Greyhound House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 243472

OS Grid Reference: SP6083022518
OS Grid Coordinates: 460830, 222518
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8979, -1.1173

Location: The Poplars, Launton, Oxfordshire OX6 0DQ

Locality: Launton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX6 0DQ

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Listing Text

(south side)

13/87 Greyhound House


- II

Inn, now house. 1682 on datestones. Limestone rubble with wooden lintels; old
plain-tile roof with brick gable stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. 4-window
front has renewed cross windows to both floors plus the entrance, to left of
centre, in a C20 porch. Datestones between first-floor windows are inscribed
"16", "0/WI" and "82". Roof has paired stacks to right and is hipped to left,
returning over the rear wing with a roof dormer facing left. Left side has a
4-window range of similar renewed cross windows including a stair window; all
have C20 lattice glazing. Rear gable has a stone parapet, paired brick stacks,
and single-light windows, some blocked. C20 extension in angle of ranges.
Interior: large open fireplace with bread oven, partly rebuilt: heavy
stop-chamfered beams; upper flight of C17 dogleg stair with heavy turned
balusters; first-floor fireplace with curved interior, herringbone-brick reredos
and brick flat arch; butt-purl in roof with jointed rafters. Probably built as a
farmhouse for members of the Deeley family. Ceased to be an inn in 1900.
(V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol.VI, p.233).

Listing NGR: SP6083022518

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Source: English Heritage

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