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Rycotewood College, Thame

Description: Rycotewood College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 248578

OS Grid Reference: SP7013106225
OS Grid Coordinates: 470131, 206225
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7503, -0.9855

Location: 2 Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2AF

Locality: Thame
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 2AF

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Listing Text

SP7006SW (North-west side)
8/147 Rycotewood College


Workhouse, now college. c.1835, by George Wilkinson, with late C19 and C20
alterations and additions. Red brick; slate roof; brick stacks to rear. Complex
plan of 3-storey central octagonal pavilion with 2-storey, 6-window wings to
left and right, and 3-storey, 7-window cross-wings to ends. C20 doors to most
doorways. 12-pane unhorned sashes with cambered brick heads to window openings
of central octagonal pavilion. Basket-arched openings to ground floor of wings
having C20 wooden casements. 2-light wood casements to first floor of wings and
to all window openings of cross-wings. Hipped roofs, that to central octagon has
lead ridges and copper weathervane to apex. Interior: cast iron columns support
ceiling of ground floor central octagon. C20 alterations to interior. C20
additions to rear and late C19 single-storey cross-wing to centre.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1979, p.809).

Listing NGR: SP7013106225

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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