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Description: The Hermitage and Attached Lock Up
Date Listed: 31 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 243531
OS Grid Reference: SP5867722242
OS Grid Coordinates: 458677, 222242
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8956, -1.1487
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BICESTER LONDON ROAD
SP5822S (East side)
3/57 No.17 (The Hermitage) and
31/01/52 No.17A and attached lock-up
(Formerly listed as No. 17 (The
House, now 2 dwellings. Late C17/early C18. Coursed limestone rubble with some
stucco dressings; plain-tile roof with brick stacks. 3-unit plan, subdivided. 2
storeys plus attics. 5-window front has a regular arrangement of tall 3-light
casements, all with painted moulded architraves and most with old casements;
doors have been inserted between bays one and 2 and bays 4 and 5. Roof has 5
renewed roof dormers and 3 stacks. Rear has tall casements, probably originally
cross windows, and has a gabled stair projection. Interiors not inspected.
Former lock-up. Probably C18/early C19. Limestone rubble with Welsh-slate roof.
Apsidal plan built against left gable wall of No.17. Ribbed door to rear.
Half-conical roof has a square apex louvre. Interior: stone-vaulted ceiling with
a barred shaft to the louvre. Now an outbuilding in the garden of No. 15 (Gaol
Cottage) (not included).
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).
Listing NGR: SP5867722246
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Source: English Heritage
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