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Number 8 Including Former Magistrates Courthouse, Bicester

Description: Number 8 Including Former Magistrates Courthouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 July 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 243493

OS Grid Reference: SP5831222325
OS Grid Coordinates: 458312, 222325
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8964, -1.1540

Location: Church Street, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX6 7AZ

Locality: Bicester
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX6 7AZ

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Listing Text

SP5822S (North side)
3/18 No.8 including former
22/07/76 Magistrates Courthouse
(Formerly listed as No.8
(Magistrate's Courthouse and
County Police))

Former police station and courthouse. 1857 on datestone; courthouse probably
later. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings and brick; Welsh-slate
roofs with stone stacks. L-shaped group. 2-storey police station has a 4-window
front, the gabled right bay with a 4-pane segmental-headed sash above a
segmental-arched carriage entrance; other bays have similar but larger sashes to
each floor, and between bays one and 2 is a segmental-arched doorway with
overlight. Doorway and carriage entry retain studded doors. A simple stone
cornice conceals the eaves gutter, and the front gable contains a plaque
inscribed "COUNTY/POLICE/1857". Rear is stone with brick dressings.
Gable-fronted single-storey courthouse, to right, is linked by a short range
containing a large doorway and a window, both in chamfered stone surrounds.
Gabled section contains a pair of tall 18-pane sashes with similar surrounds and
relieving arches, and there is a round opening in the gable. Gable parapet has
gabled kneelers. Long brick-fronted wing to rear of courtroom retains two
20-pane sashes and some other original openings, but is much altered and was
raised to 2 storeys, probably in early C20. Interiors not inspected.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.19).

Listing NGR: SP5830922332

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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