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Shaven Crown Hotel, Shipton-under-Wychwood

Description: Shaven Crown Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 251788

OS Grid Reference: SP2784017850
OS Grid Coordinates: 427840, 217850
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8586, -1.5971

Location: A361, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX7 6BA

Locality: Shipton-under-Wychwood
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6BA

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Listing Text

SP 2617-2717
(west side)
27.8.56 Shaven Crown Hotel

Mediaeval hostelry; hall house. Late C14 or C15, altered C16 and modernised and
restored in C20. Rubble with freestone dressings, Cotswold stone roofs with coped
verges, irregular chimneys, some (now) dummy. Courtyard plan with hall to road and
2-storey flanking projecting wings, the right-hand one noticeably at an angle.
Mullioned windows with labels. Through passage to right of hall with large high and
moulded Tudor arch entries with panelled spandrels and labels, early plank door
retaining one possibly mediaeval hinge. The hall has two 2-light windows with
decorated heads to right of entry (? staircase). The left-hand wing has a 2-light
foiled head first floor window and an original octagonal chimney stack with small
Inside: hall with spere truss, restored screen and 4-bay roof structure, moulded
timbers, arch braced trusses, 2 minor and central principal, apparently a raised
cruck, 2 rows of windbraces; Tudor arched doorway at north-west end, a further
similar door to first floor above (? stairs). The room over the north end was
probably the solar with roughly arched plaster vault. In the north wing is an
inserted C15 fireplace and a C17 fireplace in another room, beyond which is a
one-bay manor dovecote. Attractive irregular elevations to courtyard with 4-bay
west range (slate roofed) containing a large C17 fireplace.

Listing NGR: SP2784017850

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Source: English Heritage

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