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The Hermitage, Witney

Description: The Hermitage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 252589

OS Grid Reference: SP3564609510
OS Grid Coordinates: 435646, 209510
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7831, -1.4847

Location: Langdale Gate, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 6AZ

Locality: Witney
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 6AZ

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Listing Text

SP3509N, SP3509S (East side)
10/19, 11/19 Nos. 3 and 5 (The Hermitage)

House, now office, dwelling and 3 flats. Early C16; late C17 alterations.
Coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof; end stacks of stone (right)
and stone finished in C20 brick (left); front and rear lateral stacks of stone
finished in C18 brick. 3-unit through-passage plan with rear right wing. 2
storeys and attic: symmetrical 5-window range. Mid C19 Gothic doorways to left
and centre, with cornices over pointed chamfered arches (blocked to centre).
Doorway to right has 4-centred arch with foliate spandrels and strapwork-carved
brackets to broken cornice: mid C19 Gothic door. Hood mould over sunk-chamfered
stone-mullioned and transomed window to left and pediments over similar windows
to right: hood moulds over similar mullioned 3-light windows on first floor.
Rear: hollow-chamfered light, 4-centred chamfered archway to passage. C17
timber-framed roof dormer and stair-turret with 2-light stone-mullioned
hollow-chamfered windows. Rear right wing: early C16, remodelled late C17 and
C20: of similar materials: 2 storeys and attic: 5-window range with 2 similar
2-light mullioned windows: C16 gabled timber-framed dormer with 4-light
wood-mullioned window and turned pendentives. Rear of No.3 (to left) has similar
2-light mullioned window and mid/late C18 two-storey wing with sash and C19
casements. Interior: early C16 rear right wing has stop-chamfered beams and
queen-post roof. with arch-braced collar-truss to front. Front range has late
C17 collar-truss roof with butt purlins and side struts: C16 moulded stone
fireplace and C16 pointed-chamfered doorway to stair-turret, which has winder
stairs. No.3 not inspected but likely to be of interest.
(National Monuments Record)

Listing NGR: SP3564609510

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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