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Description: Post Office
Date Listed: 23 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 307283
OS Grid Reference: SP3153245910
OS Grid Coordinates: 431532, 245910
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1106, -1.5410
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OXHILL MAIN STREET
SP3145 (East side)
15/45 The Homestead and adjoining
House. Probably C15 origins, with C17 additions and alterations. Cruck
construction, with ironstone and brick facade, faced with reconstituted stone.
New tile roof and brick end stack, the ridge stack now gone. One storey plus
attic; 2-window range. Originally a hall house plan. To centre left and centre
right a C19 plank door, that to left with C20 porch. To left a C19 three-light
casement with wood lintel. To right, and in 2 gabled dormers C20 casements. One
storey outbuilding range extending forward from right is now Post Office. C19
plank door and 2-light window to right. Large C20 stone extension to rear.
Interior: 3 pairs of full or raised crucks, that to centre with king post rising
from collar to ridge piece. Arch braced collar with further struts tying cruck
blades to collar. Composite saddle. Later smoke bay frame, now hidden. The smoke
bay bressumer removed. C17 floor insertion.
(Alcock, N.W., Cruck Construction Research Report no.42, Council for British
Listing NGR: SP3153245910
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