Description: 29 and 29a, Market Square
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
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BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
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
Source: English Heritage
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