Description: 45 and 52, Market Square
Date Listed: 20 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 243538
OS Grid Reference: SP5854922383
OS Grid Coordinates: 458549, 222383
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8969, -1.1505
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BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
3/63 Nos.45 and 52
2 shops and dwellings. Late C17/early C18 and C18/early C19. Rendered light
timber framing; Welsh-slate roofs with brick stacks. Gable-fronted plans, back
to back. Narrow 3-storey front of No.45, facing east, has a tripartite sash at
first floor, a 4-pane sash above, and has narrow sashes in the cant to left (all
C19); C20 shop front; roof is hipped to front; 4-storey gabled front of No.52,
facing west, is probably earlier at ground and first floors, and has a moulded
wooden cornice above the renewed 4-light first-floor casement, above which the
front wall is set back with further renewed casements; early-C20 shop front,
Buildings both back onto a C17 stack with diagonal shafts, rising from a lower
roofline. Interior: No.52 has a winder stair, and at first floor has
intersecting chamfered beams and some elaborate bolection-mould panelling on the
window wall. With No.44 (q.v.), forms a prominent group on an island site.
Listing NGR: SP5855322384
Source: English Heritage
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