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Crown House The Crown Cottage, Dorchester

Description: Crown House The Crown Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248098

OS Grid Reference: SU5776094400
OS Grid Coordinates: 457760, 194400
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6454, -1.1666

Location: High Street, Dorchester, Oxfordshire OX10 7HN

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 7HN

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Listing Text

SU5794 (East side)
5/68 No.46, No.48 (Crown House) and
18/07/63 No.52 (The Crown Cottage)
(Formerly listed as Crown


Four dwellings, formerly an inn. C16, remodelled C18 and sub-divided C20. Timber
framing with rendered and brick infill; colourwashed brick; old and recent
plain-tile roofs with brick stacks. 5-unit plan with 2 rear wings. 2 storeys
plus attics. 5-window C18 brick front, with stepped plinth, storey bands and
plain parapet, has a central carriage entry with plank double doors. To left are
2 segmental-arched sashes with thick glazing bars; first floor sashes have been
renewed, and heads and parapet rebuilt. To right, an elaborate doorcase, with
fluted Composite columns and a carved frieze, has been added, flanked by large
C20 bow windows; at first floor are two 16-pane sashes plus a shorter sash over
the entry, all with segmental arches. The parapet rises as a gable with a
2-light casement. To extreme right is an elaborate lead rainwater head. Roof has
a large stack to left of the entry, and 2 gabled roof dormers to extreme left.
The one-bay timber-framed left rear wing retains a 5-light canted oriel at first
floor, with ovolo-moulded mullions, leaded lights and a small gable. To left is
a small high-level mullion window and there was probably a similar window to
right. Timber-framed right rear wing has probably been shortened at first-floor
level, but continued as stables, now converted to a dwelling (No.46). Interior:
No.52, to left of entry, has a large open fireplace, a first-floor fireplace
with a moulded-brick fireback, chamfered-and-stopped joists and beams, some very
heavy flat joists, and massive curved windbraces in the roof.

Listing NGR: SU5776994404

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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