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Description: 24, Sheep Street
Date Listed: 20 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 243581
OS Grid Reference: SP5853922495
OS Grid Coordinates: 458539, 222495
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8979, -1.1506
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BICESTER SHEEP STREET
SP5822N, SP5822S (East side)
2/106, 3/106 No. 24
House, now shop and dwelling. 1689 on datestone, remodelled and extended mid
C19. Rendered walls with stucco dressings; brick and limestone rubble;
plain-tile and Welsh-slate roofs. 2 parallel ranges plus long rear wing. 2
storeys plus attics and 2 storeys. Rendered 3-window front has a plain parapet,
with ball finials, rising from a moulded band, and has first-floor casements
with eared architraves and triangular pediments above panelled friezes, probably
all C19. The short right return wall to No.22 (not included) has a similar
window. Ground floor is mostly a shop front, but to extreme left is a section of
rusticated walling containing a large 6-panelled doorway, above which is a
datestone inscribed "R/IM/1689". Steep-pitched roof with a shallower slated roof
to rear. Rear is mostly C19 but rear range incorporates the gable of a former
stair projection. Rubble and brick rear wing is of several builds. Interior:
chamfered beams in alleyway.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.456).
Listing NGR: SP5854622496
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Source: English Heritage
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