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26 and 26a, East St Helen Street, Abingdon on Thames

Description: 26 and 26a, East St Helen Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250358

OS Grid Reference: SU4975396929
OS Grid Coordinates: 449753, 196929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6689, -1.2820

Location: W St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5EB

Locality: Abingdon on Thames
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 5EB

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Listing Text

The entry for:-

(South East Side)

Nos 26 and 26A
(Formerly listed as No 26)
SU 4996 1/190 19/1/51


Shall be replaced by:-

583-0/1/190 (East side)
19/01/51 Nos.26 AND 26A (Even)

House. Circa 1430 [tree-ring dates 1428-31]; altered circa late C16 or early C17 and
Late C18 or early C19. Plastered timber-framing, brick and stone. Plain tile roof.
Brick axial stacks. PLAN: Hall house with cross-wings jettied into the open hall and
jettied at front. The cross-wings project at the rear and were connected by a gallery
at first floor level behind the hall. A floor was inserted into the open hall in circa late
C16 or early C17. The north cross-wing was rebuilt and a carriageway made through
the ground storey of the hall in about late C18 or early C19. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys.
First floorjettied; 3 bays with gables to left and right [left gable wider] with moulded
wooden bressumer on brackets and C20 casements with leaded panes, the left flanked
by small lights. On the returns of the right-hand gable there are cusped tracery
wooden lights. At centre a gabled dormer. Ground floor has carriageway to left of
centre, 16-pane sash on left and right with shutters and small 8-pane window
immediately to right of carriageway. At the rear gallery over central carriageway with
twelve lights of gallery window exposed with cusped tracery; south wing on left
jettied on inner north side; wing on right built of stone rubble. INTERIOR: The
wings and the hall have roofs with cambered collars and arch bracing below and
wind-braces; the two trusses of the hall were filled with wattle and daub to direct
smoke from the open hearth to the louvre above. Panelled ceiling in ground floor
room at rear of south wing; chamber above has circa mid C16 wall painting on west
and south walls consisting of red and white vertical stripes and a bold floral design.
Stone fireplaces. SOURCE: Oxford Archaeological Unit Report, February 1995.


(South East Side)

Nos 26 and 26A
(Formerly listed
SU 4996 1/190 19.1.51 as No.26)


One building. Late C15, timber framed with two gables. Tile roof.
Central gabled dormer, leaded casement in wood frame, flanked by two
gables each of which has one three-light mullion window with modern
leaded casements, flush framed. Two small modern windows inserted
in left hand gable.
The first floor overhangs above a wood bressumer. One ground floor,
two windows, glazing bars and modern wooden shutters. One small
modern window to right. Central carriage arch with double doors.
Contemporary stone fireplaces and mural paintings.

Nos. 2 to 60 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4975496932

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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