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29 and 29a, Market Square, Bicester

Description: 29 and 29a, Market Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 243567

OS Grid Reference: SP5848022344
OS Grid Coordinates: 458480, 222344
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8966, -1.1515

Location: B4100, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX6 7AG

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

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Listing Text

SP5822S (South side)
3/92 Nos.29 and 29A

Shop and dwelling. Early C18, possibly partly earlier, and early C19.
Part-rendered brick, limestone rubble, and chequer brick with yellow headers;
plain-tile and Welsh-slate roofs with brick stacks. 4 ranges surrounding a
courtyard. 2 storeys plus attics and 2 storeys. No.29, to left, has a rendered
2-window front with a moulded eaves cove and two 12-pane first-floor sashes; the
sleep-pitched roof has 2 hipped roof dormers. The taller brick bay to right
(No.29A) has a large elaborately-moulded stone-mullioned window at first floor
(probably C19), and the moulded dentil cornice continues from that of No.28
(q.v.) to right. C20 shop front extends across both sections. The 2-storey
3-window range to rear of No.29A has a rubble ground floor, above which is
early-C19 chequer brickwork with very large sashes. Rubble and brick outbuilding
ranges to rear of No.29, probably mostly C18, form the other 2 sides of the
courtyard. Interior: No.29 has closely-spaced heavy chamfered beams at ground
floor which could be C16/early C17. No.29A originally formed part of Ambrosden
House (q.v. No.28) to right.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).

Listing NGR: SP5848022336

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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