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11 and 12, Market Place, Wantage

Description: 11 and 12, Market Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 251207

OS Grid Reference: SU3981587882
OS Grid Coordinates: 439815, 187882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5884, -1.4267

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 8AB

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Listing Text

(South side)
Nos.11 and 12


Town house, now house and shop. Circa late C16 and C17 timber-frame; remodelled and faced in brick in circa early C18. Flared header bond brick, red brick quoins and dressings; right side wall in Flemish bond brick with flared headers; Welsh slate roof; brick stacks. L-plan. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Shop front of c.1890-1900 has twisted columns to acanthus leaf capitals and acanthus leaf consoles to moulded cornice; 2 double-leaf doors with cut-glass panels. Gauged brick segmental arches with decorative keystones to mid C19 horned sashes. Moulded wood cornice. Hipped roof; lateral and end stacks. Similar 3-window range with C18 doorway to right side wall; similar one-bay block extending from right side wall has 6-panelled door with overlight and moulded brackets to flat hood. To rear is 2-storey and attic 2-window range, probably C17, of Flemish bond brick with flared headers, double-gabled tile roof and brick lateral and rear stacks. Rear door has late C19 stained glass panels. C18 sash, late C19 border sashes with coloured glass borders and full dormer with 2-light leaded casement to left, side wall. Interior: Late C19 dog-leg stairs with iron balusters adjoining pneumatic Lampson-Paragon tube. First-floor room to left has panelling to left side and to rear. Rear wing has early C18 quarter-turn stairs with moulded balusters. Fine late C19 fireplace with tiled surround to rear room.
INTERIOR: The brick cladding conceals substantial remains of a 3-storeyed [probably jettied] timber-frame, of L-shaped plan, with a tenoned-purlin roof structure with tie-beam and collar trusses with kneed principals.

Listing NGR: SU3981387869

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Source: English Heritage

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