Description: 22, Couching Street
Date Listed: 7 January 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 247707
OS Grid Reference: SU6890594386
OS Grid Coordinates: 468905, 194386
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6441, -1.0056
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SU6894 WATLINGTON Couching street
6/10002 No 22
Terraced house. Late C16/early Cl1~ probably an inn with vehicle entrance to left; remodelled and refronted late C18/early C19. Grey vitrified bricks in header bond with red brick dressings forming panels. Slated king-post roof with brick stacks. Single depth plan with stair in former outshot; short cross-wing of purple brick with tiled roof and full-height chimney stack to rear. 2 storeys & cellar. 4 widows. Gauged red brick segmental heads to 2 entrances with part glazed panelled doors flanked by gauged red brick segmental arched sashes, 2 right hand being hornless. 1st floor similar arched windows with 1 4-pane ash and 3 metal framed casements with glazing bars. Interior has chamfered spine beams with scroll stops. Front southern room has built-in fielded panel cupboards to left of fireplace, good late C19 panelled door with geometrical patterned coloured glass glazing and sliding sash into cross-wing room with fielded panel corner cupboard. Upstairs front room divided with a folding timber
partition. Formerly the Red Lion Public House at the end of the C18 it was one of 6 Watlington inns which came into the hands local brewers, the Haywards by the early C19. The screen divided front room was reputedly later used for tea dances. Former vehicle entrance led to stabling and barn at rear (qv).
Listing NGR: SU6890794387
Source: English Heritage
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