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Description: 86 and 87, High Street
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245520
OS Grid Reference: SP5181206244
OS Grid Coordinates: 451812, 206244
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7525, -1.2508
Nos 86 &87
SP 5106 SE 9/418 12.1.54.
House and shop, 1 building. RCHM 63. Early C17 with a long wing at the
back on South East. 3-storeyed roughcast timber-framinwith cellars and an
early Cl9 (after 1814) stone Doric ground floor front with 7 engaged columns.
There is an overhang at the 2nd floor, a moulded eaves cornice and a parapet.
The lst floor has 3 sash windows in plain frames and the 2nd floor has similar
but smaller windows. At the back are also Cl9 extensions; the West side
of the early wing projects and has 3 gabled dormers. Interior. RCHM p 163
b. Includes on the ground floor good original ornamented plastered ceiling
beams and panelling and some early Cl8 panelling and a fireplace. The upper
floors have recently (1949) been altered and adapted as rooms for University
College; there are here some original plastered and ornamented ceiling beams,
panelling and stone fireplaces and an early cl8 staircase.History:- For
leases and tenants 1565-1884 see Oxf Hist Soc LVI (1914) 167-9 and Antiq
Jnl XXVII (1947), 139. Once the site of Boster Hall and Saracen's Head.
All the listed buildings on the South Side form a group.
Listing NGR: SP5181206244
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