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Staple Hall, Witney

Description: Staple Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 252570

OS Grid Reference: SP3587510245
OS Grid Coordinates: 435923, 210338
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7906, -1.4806

Location: A4095, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 1HY

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX28 1HY

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Listing Text

SP3510SE (East side)
9/1 No.2 (Staple Hall)

Inn. now nursing home. Early-/mid C17. Coursed limestone rubble; stucco front.
Gabled stone slate roof; left end stack of stone finished in brick and brick
ridge stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; double-gabled 4-window range.
Late C19 six-panelled (4 glazed) door: late C18 stone porch has open pediment on
Tuscan columns. Late C18 six-pane sashes, and late C19 three-light casements to
attic. Rear: early C18 sash window with thick glazing bars; C19 central wing;
late C17 two-storey wing of similar materials to left. Interior: stop-chamfered
beams; open fireplace with bressumer. Early C19 dog-leg with landing staircase
to rear. Collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Said to have been built in 1668
for William Townsend and his wife Ursula Marriott a favourite meeting house of
the Company of Blanket Weavers before the Blanket Hall was built in 1721.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.850: National Monuments Record K. Steane,
"The Public Houses of Witney", Record of Witney, No.5 (1978), pp.17-18).

Listing NGR: SP3587510245

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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