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Description: 126, High Street
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245537
OS Grid Reference: SP5144006193
OS Grid Coordinates: 451440, 206193
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7521, -1.2562
SP 5106 SW 8/342 12.1.54.
House and shop. RCHM 74. C15 with a late C17 front. The only one of this
kind of excellent street architecture which remains in Oxford. 3-storeyed
plastered timber-framing over cellars and with a gabled dormer. The ground
floor has a modern shop front. The 1st floor consists of one large window
the centre of which breaks forward and is carried up through the 2nd floors;
it has a continuous entablature and wide lights with plain wooden mullions
almost flush with the glass; the wooden transoms have a projecting moulding;
in the centre is a semi-circular head with a moulded keystone; the glazing
appears to be mostly original. The same style is found in the 2nd floor
window, where, however, there are twin semi-circular headed lights in the
centre. Above the 2nd floor is a heavy moulded cornice with a broken moulded
pediment in which is a semi-circular headed window of the same style as in
the lower floors; this window has a moulded pediment and the whole is contained
in a large gable which has the remains of excellent C15 wavy carved and moulded
bargeboards with sunk traceried panels. The structure of the original C15
house can be seen inside, the C17 front being bracketed out. The rear wall
reconstructed in brick 1971.
Interior. RCHM page 165b. Includes cellars, probably medieval; timber arcading
behind the North front on the 1st floor which is the structural C15 front.
C16-17 panelled dado. For plans, sections and elevations see Antiq. Jnl.
27 (1947) pages 127-8 and Figure 5. All the listed buildings on the South
Side form a group.
Listing NGR: SP5144006193
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Source: English Heritage
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