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Speakers House, Henley-on-Thames

Description: Speakers House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 246174

OS Grid Reference: SU7624182643
OS Grid Coordinates: 476241, 182643
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5376, -0.9021

Location: A4130, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AU

Locality: Henley-on-Thames
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG9 2AU

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Listing Text

5355 (South Side)

No 44 (Speakers' House)
[Formerly listed as part
of No 48 and No 50 (Speakers'

SU 7582 1/287 25.1.51.


C15/l6 and later, timber framed house with some sham painted timber on
facade. Plaster infill, partly roughcast. Old tiled roofs. Western
part 1 1/2 storeys, 1 leaded casement in gable end to street. Ground floor
underbuilt. Large 6-light window with mullions and transoms below moulded
bressumer. Additional small ground floor window. Fanlight to former
door. Eastern part of 2 storeys, lst floor jettied out, canted bay with
mullions transom and leaded glazing below gable. Ground floor has large
8 light window with mullions and transoms. 6 panelled door fielded with
fanlight above, leaded glazing. William Lenthall, Speaker of the Long
Parliament (1640-53) was born here in 1591.

Nos 2 to 8 (even) Nos 14 to 36 (even) including Adam House, and Nos 40
44, and gates and piers 48, 50, The Old School House and the Rectory Garden
Wall form a group with Nos 5 to 39 (odd), the Drinking Fountain, the Parish
Church of St Mary and the raised pavement at the east end of Hart Street.

Listing NGR: SU7623982641

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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