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Ambrosden House Lairg House, Bicester

Description: Ambrosden House Lairg House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 243568

OS Grid Reference: SP5846722338
OS Grid Coordinates: 458467, 222338
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8965, -1.1517

Location: 1 Chapel Street, 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)
3/93 No.28 (Ambrosden House and
31/01/52 Lairg House)

Substantial town house, now shop and dwelling. Early C18, altered. Colourwashed
brick and coursed squared limestone; old plain-tile roofs with brick stacks.
Main range plus rear service wings. 2 storeys plus attic and 2 storeys. 6-window
brick front, with moulded dentil course, has 12-pane sashes at first floor plus
a C20 shop front. Roof has 3 flat-headed roof dormers and is hipped to right,
the cornice returning over the angled rubble end wall which has a first-floor
sash plus a blocked window below. Lower 3-window rubble rear wing, returning on
right was probably remodelled C19 but retains a datestone inscribed "H/RG/1688";
it has 4-pane sashes, segmental-arched at ground floor, plus an inserted
doorway. Further 2-storey ranges, parallel to the main range and the wing, are
in C18 chequer brick with sash windows and a storey band. Interior not
inspected. Ambrosden House formerly included No.29A (q.v.) to left.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).

Listing NGR: SP5846522340

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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