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Description: 4, Market Square
Date Listed: 31 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 243554
OS Grid Reference: SP5859122380
OS Grid Coordinates: 458591, 222380
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8969, -1.1499
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BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
SP5822S (East side)
House, now offices. Early C18, altered late C18 and C20. Chequer brick with
painted stone dressings, and limestone rubble; Welsh-slate roof with brick
stack. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window front, with
storeybands and wooden dentil cornice, has painted rustication to the stone
ground-floor wall, and is brick above. Central doorway has a wide plain
architrave with double-stepped keyblock, and a flat canopy with dentil cornice
on scroll brackets, and it is flanked by wide tripartite sashes, probably a
late-C18 alteration. Upper windows have 4-pane C19 sashes, except those in the
outer bays which are blind and have painted glazing bars; all have wedge lintels
and projecting stone aprons. A large stack rises from the rubble return wall to
left. Hipped roof has 2 gables to rear. Interior: open-well stair with closed
string, moulded handrail, turned newels and balusters, and winders; panelled
ground-floor room with moulded cornice and arched display niche beside the
corner fireplace; panelled first-floor room with moulded cornice. Part of ground
floor is now continuous with the sales area of No.3 (not included).
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).
Listing NGR: SP5859022379
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Source: English Heritage
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