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The Birdcage Public House, Thame

Description: The Birdcage Public House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 248466

OS Grid Reference: SP7068505878
OS Grid Coordinates: 470685, 205878
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7472, -0.9775

Location: Buttermarket, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3DX

Locality: Thame
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 3DX

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Listing Text

SP7005NE (North-east side)
10/39 No.4 (The Birdcage Public
24/04/51 House)
(Formerly listed as The "Bird
Cage" Hotel)


Public house. Early C16 with probably aid C16 three-storey addition to left,
late C18 lean-to addition to ground floor. Render, probably on brick to ground
floor; slate roof to lean-to roof between ground and first floors; large timber
framing with rendered infill; old plain-tile roofs; brick stacks. 2-storey,
2-window range with 3-storey single-window range to left. Sash doors to centre
and to angled corner to left. Tripartite unhorned sashes with glazing bars to
left and right. Horizontal sliding sash to right. Horizontal sliding lash to
right. 2-light leaded casement to centre. Timber framing first floor left has
unusual crossed tension braces. C20 two-light wood mullion and transom window to
first floor left. Jettied second floor to left. 2-light casement to second
floor. Gabled roof of 2 heights to centre and right. Gabled roof to left with
gable end to street front. Left return: C16 wood angled oriels to first floor
with Perpendicular tracery. Interior; spine-beams, dragon beams and joists
visible to ground floor. Reputed to have cellars of pre C16 date.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1979, p.816).

Listing NGR: SP7069405875

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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