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The Corner House Including Caretakers Flat and Charlbury Museum to Rear and Attached Forecourt Raili, Charlbury

Description: The Corner House Including Caretakers Flat and Charlbury Museum to Rear and Attached Forecourt Raili

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 254198

OS Grid Reference: SP3572919493
OS Grid Coordinates: 435729, 219493
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8729, -1.4824

Location: 1 Brown's Lane, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PH

Locality: Charlbury
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 3PH

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Listing Text

5/56 (East side)
27/8/56 The Corner House
including caretakers
flat and Charlbury
Museum to rear and
attached forecourt

House, subsequently town hall and library. C17 rear range with front wing
built in 1720s for William Spendlove and with C19 additions. Coursed
squared rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone slate roof with C20
tiles on rear wing. L-plan, originally single-span front range, enlarged
to 2-span in C19 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range, symmetrical. Half-
glazed door has overlight with radial glazing bars and a stone architrave
with small hood. 16-pane sashes on ground floor; sash windows with
glazing bars and horns in first floor all in stone architraves with
keyblocks. Fire insurance plaque above centre window. 3-hipped dormers
have sashes with glazing bars in moulded wooden architraves. Rear range
faced in ashlar and straight jointed against the front range has similar
fenestration. Stone chimneys on each gable, those of rear range. Rear
wing at right angles has long range of casements with leaded lights
(possibly workshop) and other similar casements all with leaded lights
under timber lintels. Interior of front range has window shutters with
raised and fielded panels, and a black marble fireplace in the left
ground-floor room. Butt-purlin roof. C19 staircase in rear addition has
turned balusters. Rear wing has stop-chamfered ceiling beams on ground
floor. Simple iron railings with urn finials to standards on dwarf
forecourt wall. VCH Oxfordshire 10 (1972), 131

Listing NGR: SP3573019502

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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