Description: 44, Market Square
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
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BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
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
Source: English Heritage
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