Description: Starbank House
Date Listed: 24 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 248523
OS Grid Reference: SP7048106042
OS Grid Coordinates: 470481, 206042
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7487, -0.9804
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THAME HIGH STREET
SP7006SW (South-west side)
8/94 No.23 (Starbank House)
24/04/51 (Formerly listed as No.23
(Starbank House) and cottage
Townhouse, now house and offices. Early C18, refronted early C19, mid C20
alterations. Lined render, on brick; C20 flat roof not visible, slate to rear
roof slope; various brick and rendered brick stacks. 3-storey, 3-window range.
6-panel door to centre with incised square Greek Doric column surround
supporting cornice. 16-pane unhorned sashes to left and right with
pilaster-strip surround and cornices on brackets. Three 12-pane unhorned sashes
to first floor with architrave surrounds and cornices on brackets. Three 6-pane
unhorned sashes to second floor with architrave surrounds. Cornice to base of
plain parapet. Left return: 3-storey, 2-window range. 12-pane unhorned sashes
with architrave surrounds to ground and first floor right; blind recessed panel
with architrave surround to first floor left; 6-pane unhorned sash with
architrave surround to second floor right; blind recessed round panel with
architrave surround to second floor left. Interior: probably mid C18 open-well
staircase, with baluster balustrade to rear centre, from ground to first floor,
reputedly from Rycote House. Fielded panelling to entrance hall. Early C19
fireplaces, to some rooms. Mid C20 alterations to third floor. History: drawing
held by the Bodleian Library shows the early C18 front prior to remodelling.
(The Book of Thame, by Gerald Clarke, 1978).
Listing NGR: SP7048106042
Source: English Heritage
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