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High Street House, Watlington

Description: High Street House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247660

OS Grid Reference: SU6892394507
OS Grid Coordinates: 468923, 194507
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6451, -1.0053

Location: 7 High Street, Watlington OX9 5PZ

Locality: Watlington
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 5PZ

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Listing Text

SU6894 (South side)
6/188 No.7 (High Street House)
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as High
Street House)


Town house. c.1720-30. Grey brick with red brick dressings; ground floor rebuilt
in late C19 brick; roof not visible; moulded brick rear lateral and end
stacks.Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 3 storeys. 5-window range. Fine
doorcase with fluted pilasters, pulvinated frieze and segmental pediment:
5-panelled door. Bold coving over ground-floor sashes with late C19 red brick
aprons. Gauged brick segmental arches over other C18 sashes. Red brick moulded
string courses; gauged red brick pilasters to sides have moulded entablatures
meeting cornices beneath parapet. Early C18 two-storey rear wing of chequer
brick with raised storey band, gabled old tile roof, and canted bay with sashes
to rear: adjoins stair turret to left and similar wing to right which has
4-panelled door with overlight and mid C18 wing (with mid C19 sashes) to rear.
Interior: C18 and C19 panelled doors. Ground-floor has chamfered and
ogee-stopped beams, and early C18 fireplace to left; mid C18 panelled room to
rear left; hall to rear right has early and mid C18 panelling, and dog-leg with
landing staircase with barley-sugar balusters on closed string; panelled dado.
First floor has bolection-panelled room to right and straight-cut panelled room
with bolection-moulded overmantle to left. Second floor has panelled landing and
mid C18 panelled rooms with stone fireplaces to left and right. (Buildings of
England: Oxfordshire, p.830).

Listing NGR: SU6892394507

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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