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Craft Workshops and Malthouse Cygnet Restaurant Gables Cottage, Eynsham

Description: Craft Workshops and Malthouse Cygnet Restaurant Gables Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252236

OS Grid Reference: SP4351809534
OS Grid Coordinates: 443518, 209534
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7828, -1.3705

Location: Queen Street, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX8 1JD

Locality: Eynsham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 1JD

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Listing Text

14/157 (South side)
No.34 (Gables Cottage), Cygnet
Restaurant, Craft Workshops
and Malthouse


House and malthouse, now house, restaurant and craft workshops. c.1820 by James
Pimm for James Swan. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings;
low cambered roof of tar and paper, felted ever; brick ridge stack. L-plan with
rear right wing. No.34 to right of 2-storey, 5-window range. Keyed cambered
stone arch over plank dour to left, and timber lintel over C20 door right of
centre. Cambered stone arches over 2-light windows with glazing bars. Malthouse
to front left, of 2-storey, 5-window range, has similar windows to side and
gable end with plank door and blocked hoist opening. Rear has some C20 windows
and door. Interior: 6-bay malthouse has cast-iron columns supporting first
floor, which has low-pitched queen-post roof. The tar and paper roof was made at
Eynsham Mill, which was owned by the same Swan family (of The sables (q.v.)),
and was also used by J.C. Loudon at Great Tew.
(information from the V.C.H.; J.C. Loudon, "An Account of the Paper Roofs used
at Tew Lodge", Oxen; Bodleian Library).

Listing NGR: SP4351809534

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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