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The Mitre Hotel, Oxford

Description: The Mitre Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245475

OS Grid Reference: SP5145006222
OS Grid Coordinates: 451450, 206222
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7523, -1.2561

Location: High Street, Oxford OX1 4AG

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 4AG

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Listing Text

(North Side)
The Mitre Hotel
SP 5106 SW 8/311 12,1.54.
Includes No 17. RCHM 54. 3 and 4 storeyed stuccoed, partly rubble and partly
brick and timber framing, with C13 and Cl7 cellars. The South front was
rebuilt circa l630 and altered in C18; the East range of the South front
was originally Cl7 but has been heightened in C19 and modernised. The East
elevation is C17 but has been modernised. On the North there are modern
additions to a C17 block. The South elevation is of 3 and 4 storeys stuccoed
with a Welsh slate roof which is partly hipped on the South East corner.
3-sided bays and sash windows on each floor. There is an overhang on the
East range which has plastered rusticated quoins at the South East angle.
Wood cornice at the 2nd floor. A C17 moulded entrance doorway is in the
centre which originally led through to a yard. East elevation is 3-storeyed
stuccoed which has been modernised but retains the late C18 sash windows.
On the North elevation a central block and a West wing has 3 storeys with
attics and a overhang. 3 gables have moulded bargeboards and pendant finials
and in the gables are 3 oriel windows with moulded wood cills and carved
brackets, one of the latter being dated 1631; there are also sash windows.
Interior:- RCHM p 162. Includes Cl3 and C17 cellars, C17 fireplaces and
blocked windows, C17 and C18 staircases, C17 panelling and plastered ceiling
beams. History:- Has been an inn from circa 1300 and known as the Mitre
from circa 1500. The property of Lincoln College since 1450. The interior
has been completely modernised (1968) and the upper floors are now student
accomodation for Lincoln College. The lower floors remain a Public House.
Most of the features have been retained.

All the listed buildings on the North Side form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5144206219

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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