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The Golden Cross Hotel, Oxford

Description: The Golden Cross Hotel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245399

OS Grid Reference: SP5127406223
OS Grid Coordinates: 451274, 206223
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7524, -1.2586

Location: Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3JD

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 3JD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
No 5
(The Golden Cross
SP 5106 SW 8/304 12.1.54.
RCHM 103. The buildings lie back from the street and are approached through
(1) a gateway, C15 leading to a courtyard. The Hotel consists of (2) a North
range, C15, (3) a South range, mainly rebuilt in late Cl7, and (4) the East
range, C19.
(1) The outer C15 gateway has moulded wood jambs, a 4-centred arch in a
square head with leaves carved in the spandrels. The North spandrel has
a shield of arms of New College and the shield on the South has been mutilated
by the insertion of telephone cables.
(2) The North range is a 2-storeyed plastered timber-framed structure with
attics in a Welsh slate roof. There is a C18 red brick shaft rising at
eaves level. The upper floor projects and has in it five original moulded
wood oriels supported on moulded coved cornices; the front lights of each
seem to be late Cl7 insertions.
Interior:- Some moulded ceiling beams; the oriels have internal 4- centred
arched heads. In the 2 lst floor rooms on the West are some good late
C16 wall paintings which in part are overlaid by some of early C17 date.
Interior remodeled in 1968.
(3) The South range is 3-storeyed timber-framed with 4 gabled projecting
bays. In the 1st and 2nd floors are, in the 3 westernmost bays, some original
3-light windows with semi-circular keystoned centre lights. The ground floor
has been modernised in parts.
Interior. Some C17 panelling and late Cl7 staircase. Interior remodeled
in 1968. Drawing by J C Buckler, 1824, in Boldeian M S Don A 2 No 26) History.
See "The Golden Cross" (1948) pages 19; Notes and queries. 193 (August 7
1948), 332 and Antiq Jnl XXVII (1947) Plate XIX.

Nos 1 to 3 (consec), 5, 8 to 10 (consec) and Nos 1 to 3 (consec) High Street
form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5127406223

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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