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Vanburgh House, Oxford

Description: Vanburgh House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245876

OS Grid Reference: SP5119406340
OS Grid Coordinates: 451194, 206340
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7534, -1.2598

Location: St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 2EB

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Listing Text

(North Side)
No 20
(Vanburgh House)
SP 5106 SW 8/272 12.1.54.
RCHM 122. Probably C17, refronted. Early C18. Possibly by Vanbrugh or
Hawksmoor but more likely by William Townesend. 3-storeyed (partly renewed)
ashlar and timber-framing with cellars, a Welsh slate hipped roof and red
brick stacks. A projecting cornice and a band at the 2nd floor. There
is a slightly projecting centrepiece having pilaster strips with moulded
caps and a Doric entablature; the central doorway in it has a semi-circular
head and above this is a massive keystone and a sash window; above the entablature in the 2nd floor is a casement window in a segmental keystoned head. On each side of the centrepiece and in the 1st floor are 2 sash windows (mainly
original) in plain reveals with keystoned architraves and aprons to the moulded
cills; the ground floor windows however are without keystones and have shutters;
and those in the 2nd floor have segmental stone heads and wooden casement
lights. At the back the reconstructed wall is part of the city wall. See
CITY WALLS (St Michael's Street). Interior: RCHM page 171a. Includes C18
panelling, staircase and fireplaces.

Nos 18 to 24 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SP5119406340

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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