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44, Market Square, Bicester

Description: 44, Market Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 243537

OS Grid Reference: SP5854722388
OS Grid Coordinates: 458547, 222388
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8970, -1.1505

Location: 45 B4100, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX6 7AJ

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

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Listing Text

3/62 No.44

Shown as Nos.44 and 53 on Ordnance Survey map.
Shop and dwelling. Probably C17, remodelled early C18 and C19. Rendered timber
framing with stucco dressings; lead flat roof with rendered stacks. Single
range. 3 storeys. 3 fronts of 2, 5 and 2 windows, all with a heavy moulded
wooden cornice, rusticated vermiculated quoins and architraved C19 sashes with
similar quoins and stucco wedge lintels. West front and part of north front
retain a first-floor jetty and have a shaped bracket at the angle, a canted
ground-floor bay window to north and, to west, a C20 doorway with stucco quoins.
Interior: some fielded panelling at ground and first floors; upper floors have
2-panelled doors and an early-C18 open-well stair with winders, moulded closed
string and handrail, and turned balusters. Probably originally a substantial
townhouse. With Nos.45 and 52 (q.v.), forms a prominent group on an island site.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).

Listing NGR: SP5854522387

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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