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82 and 83, St Aldates Street, Oxford

Description: 82 and 83, St Aldates Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245768

OS Grid Reference: SP5140405834
OS Grid Coordinates: 451404, 205834
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7489, -1.2568

Location: 75 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BT

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 1BT

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 82 & 83
SP 5105 NW 12/455 12.1.54.
RCHM 152. 2 houses and shops. 1 building. C15 in origin, remodelled in
early C17. Architecturally an important house. 2-storeyed rubble with 2
timber-framed gabled attic dormers over No 82 and a gable over No 83 with
a Welsh slate roof. There is a thin-bricked central stack with diagonally
set shafts. In the centre is a passageway, the side of which on the South
is partly lined with some C15 studding, and in each house a side doorway.
No 82 has on the ground floor a modern 6 light mullion window with the remains
of the C17 cornice above it, and in the 1st floor is a C17 6-light stone
mullioned window in a moulded frame. In the 2 attic dormers are modern casement
lights but the Cl7 cills and brackets remain below them. No 83 has a ground
floor shop front and part of the original cornice; above it a 3-sided bay
window in which is a C17 5-light stone mullioned window in a moulded frame
and having return lights. The gable has moulded barge-boards. Over the central
passageway in the 1st floor is a modern 2-light casement window. At the
back in the North wall of the South wing is a C17 3-light oriel, with return
lights on a scrolled bracket. In the North boundary wall of No 83 and visible
from the south, is a blocked 2-light C17 window. Interior. RCHM p 174
b. Includes plaster ceilings which appear possibly to be early C17 but there
are on them shields of arms of Robert King, Bishop of Oxford 1546, died 1557;
some C17 panelling. In the South side of the passageway is some C15 studding.
History. As Margaret (or Mariole) Hall it belonged to Littlemore Priory;
known later as Littlemore Hall but what is now visible has no academic connection.
(Slater's Medieval Map of Oxford No 4). The whole had a major restoration
in 1965. The shop of No 83 features as the Sheep's shop in 'Through the
Looking Glass'.

Nos 82 to 92 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5140405834

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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