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The Playpen, Chipping Norton

Description: The Playpen

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251635

OS Grid Reference: SP3142627162
OS Grid Coordinates: 431426, 227162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9421, -1.5442

Location: Albion Court, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5AD

Locality: Chipping Norton
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 5AD

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Listing Text

SP 3027-3127
3/24 No 20 (The Playpen)
House, now shop. Late C14 core, rebuilt circa 1730, altered and refaced in the
C20. Ashlar with a gabled slate roof. Two storeys and attic, 3 bays. Moulded
cornice, moulded and eared architraves with large keystones to first floor windows
linked by band. Two dormers with 2-pane casements, 12-pane sashes to first floor.
C20 shop front to ground floor and passage opening to right-hand with pronounced
keystone. The undercroft below the ground floor front has late C14 octopartite
vaulting with chamfered ribs springing from 4 corbels all carved with faces.
The roadside wall, once giving access to the street before the market place was
terraced in the late C17, has one 2 cusped light window under a flat head to the
N and a similar 1-light window to the S. Two cupboard openings in the E wall.

Listing NGR: SP3142627162

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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