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Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon on Thames

Description: Unicorn Theatre

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250510

OS Grid Reference: SU4996397012
OS Grid Coordinates: 449963, 197012
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6697, -1.2789

Location: 18 Thames Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3JD

Locality: Abingdon on Thames
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 3JD

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There is also a scheduled monument, Abingdon Bridge including Maud Hale's Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


SU 4997 1/159A 19.1.51 Unicorn Theatre
[Formerly listed as
part of Abbey Remains
(including "The Long
Gallery", "The Checker"
and cottages adjoining
in Thames Street]


Thames Street elevation of "The Checker" (qv under 'Abbey').
To right of No. 18 and similar, but higher roof. Tile.
Two arched doorways, one with a door, lancet headed.
One storey. Three two-light mullion windows, flat arches.
Brick step to door.
Interior:- Formerly the Checker Hall, then a block of cottages before
being reformed as an 'Elizabethan' theatre with an apron stage.
See also Abbey,

All the listed buildings in Thames Street form a group

Listing NGR: SU4996197011

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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