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Rain Restaurant and Wine Bar, Banbury

Description: Rain Restaurant and Wine Bar

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 244412

OS Grid Reference: SP4559140680
OS Grid Coordinates: 445591, 240680
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0626, -1.3364

Locality: Banbury
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX16 5NG

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Listing Text

SP4540NE (North side)

7/113 No.23 (Rain Restaurant and
Wine Bar) Corn Hill
22/11/73 (Formerly listed as Nos.23 and


House, shop and office now house and restaurant. One of a pair built in 1866 by
William Wilkinson of Oxford for W.J. Douglas the owner of Castle House (q.v.).
Gothic style. Red, white, blue and black brick with dressings of 2 different
stones. Hipped, slated roof with finial. Brick end stack. 2 storeys plus attic.
Narrow frontage. Ground floor has heavy carving to the ground floor window and
door openings including the foliated capitals to the 4 pillars. Double casement
window to first floor and attic dormer. Dentilled eaves. Noted as being a rare
example, together with No.24 of a folly or double cottage orne.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.440: V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X,

Listing NGR: SP4559140680

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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