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Description: Cromwell House
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 253095
OS Grid Reference: SP4459216666
OS Grid Coordinates: 444592, 216666
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8468, -1.3541
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WOODSTOCK HIGH STREET
SP4416NE (South side)
10/103 No.28 (Cromwell House)
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as
House. Mid C17, with early C19 alterations. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled
stone slate roof; brick rear stack. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-window
range. Early C19 open-pedimented hood over ten-panelled door with overlight to
left. Segmental-arched blocked openings behind door and to right. Early C19
two-storey bow window with sashes to right. Mid C17 chamfered stone-mullioned
and transomed cross windows on first floor. C17 dentilled wood cornice; C20
hipped roof dormers. Early C18 two-storey wing to rear of limestone rubble and
with added C20 storey and gabled concrete tile roof. Early C20 extension to rear
left. Interior: much restored mid C17 dog-leg staircase. Early C18 bolection
panelling in rear right room. First floor room not fully inspected but noted as
having early C18 fireplace with panelled over mantel. From 1675 it was occupied
by John Cary, a lawyer and agent for various local aristocrats, who claimed to
have been a royal servant for every seventeenth century King: he entertained
William III at this house in 1698. Formerly part of a large house divided up
after 1750 and on site of Nos.30-36 High Street.
(Information from the VCH)
Listing NGR: SP4459216666
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Source: English Heritage
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