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Description: 3, Cornmarket Street
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245398
OS Grid Reference: SP5134006215
OS Grid Coordinates: 451340, 206215
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7523, -1.2577
SP 5106 SW 8/305 12.1.54.
House and shop. RCHM 102. A C15 core with addition of top storey, possibly
made in C17. It was refronted in C18 and altered in 1934, when the small
South wing was rebuilt. The modern front consists of 4-storeyed stucco
with cellars, bands at the 2nd and 3rd floors and a modillioned cornice.
There is a modern shop front to the ground floor and 4 sash windows with
glazing bars in each floor, the ancient structure within is timber-framed.
Interior. RCHM page 169a. Includes the painted Room (on North of 2nd floor;
Oxoniensia I (1936) 144-150) which has late C16 wall paintings (between
1564 and 1581), C16 fireplace and C16 and early C17 panelling.
History. William Davenant, the friend of Shakespeare and Vitner, came to
live here in June 1603. The House became the Crown Inn in 1666.
Nos 1 to 3 (consec), 5, 8 to 10 (consec) and Nos 1 to 3 (consec) High Street
form a group.
Listing NGR: SP5134006215
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Source: English Heritage
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