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The North Star Public House, Steventon

Description: The North Star Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251364

OS Grid Reference: SU4677891760
OS Grid Coordinates: 446778, 191760
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6227, -1.3257

Location: Stocks Lane, Steventon, Oxfordshire OX13 6SG

Locality: Steventon
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX13 6SG

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Listing Text

(West side)
06-AUG-1952 No.2 (The North Star Public
1710/12/57 House)
(Formerly listed as The North
Star, The Causeway


Public house. Probably mid-C17, with C19 lean-to additions to ground floor left and right. Painted large timber framing with rendered and painted brick infill;
Painted brick to addition at right; old plain-tile roof; slate roofs to additions; brick end stack to right, ridge stack to left of centre.
Single-storey-and-attic 4-bay range, with cross-wing to rear centre. Plank door to left of centre, having C19 open timber-framed porch with bench seats. Two 9-pane windows to centre. 3-light C20 casement to addition at right, C20 flat-roofed dormer to centre.
Interior: Chamfered spine beams to ground floor. In public bar to rear of the building, C18 settle arranged to 3 sides is oriented around fireplace. One range of the settle is attached to a partition wall and extends the full height of the room with a shallow curved return; the L-shaped range is free-standing and half-height with shallow curved returns to both ends. There is no bar counter; all drinks are served from a small room off the public bar. Survival and arrangement of settle is rare and similar to that at The King's Head, Laxfield, Suffolk (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SU4677891760

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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