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Wine Vaults Public House, Banbury

Description: Wine Vaults Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 244461

OS Grid Reference: SP4555540629
OS Grid Coordinates: 445555, 240629
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0622, -1.3369

Location: Parson's Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5LW

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

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Listing Text

(South side)
Nos 5 and 6 Wine Vaults
07.10.1967 Public House


House and Public House. C18 with later additions. House to left, public house with dwelling to right. One build. Squared coursed ironstone. Steeply pitched slate roof. Rendered base of stack to left end. 2 storeys plus attic. 5-window range. No 5: entrance to left has rusticated stone surround, 6-panelled door with decorative overlight and boot-scraper recess to right. Tripartite sash to left has rusticated stone surround. 1st floor has 3 sashes with glazing bars and rusticated stone surrounds. Interior not inspected. No 6: ground floor shop front to public house has 2 sash windows with glazing bars and a wide 6-panelled door. 1st floor has 2 sashes with rusticated stone surrounds. Bands to 1st floor and below parapet. 5-gabled attic dormers. Interior to No 6 (Wine Vaults Public House): narrow linear plan, with street entrance giving access to internal lobby with vertically boarded, half-glazed doors, glazed overlights and panelled partitions. Public House interior with bar counters set parallel to west side wall, serving a main bar, 2 smaller snug bars and a rear smoke room all linked by a bar passage. Main bar and 2 snug bars have fixed bench seating set against dividing partitions. Passage east side wall has bench seating set against vertical boarded front. Back bar with plain boarding and fixed shelving. South snug entered through half-glazed door. Snug bar with mirror-backed shelving. Angled partition screen creates servery to rear smoke room which has fixed bench seating. A distinctive public house interior, with modest but significant fittings and furnishings demonstrating the requirement for separate bar functions on a restricted site, now an increasingly rare survival.

Listing NGR: SP4555540629

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Source: English Heritage

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