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29 and 29a, Market Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8966 / 51°53'47"N

Longitude: -1.1515 / 1°9'5"W

OS Eastings: 458480

OS Northings: 222344

OS Grid: SP584223

Mapcode National: GBR 8XJ.3P4

Mapcode Global: VHCX4.0L2F

Entry Name: 29 and 29a, Market Square

Listing Date: 20 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243567

Location: Bicester, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Bicester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bicester with Caversfield

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
SP5822S (South side)
3/92 Nos.29 and 29A
20/03/70
BY II

Shop and dwelling. Early C18, possibly partly earlier, and early C19.
Part-rendered brick, limestone rubble, and chequer brick with yellow headers;
plain-tile and Welsh-slate roofs with brick stacks. 4 ranges surrounding a
courtyard. 2 storeys plus attics and 2 storeys. No.29, to left, has a rendered
2-window front with a moulded eaves cove and two 12-pane first-floor sashes; the
sleep-pitched roof has 2 hipped roof dormers. The taller brick bay to right
(No.29A) has a large elaborately-moulded stone-mullioned window at first floor
(probably C19), and the moulded dentil cornice continues from that of No.28
(q.v.) to right. C20 shop front extends across both sections. The 2-storey
3-window range to rear of No.29A has a rubble ground floor, above which is
early-C19 chequer brickwork with very large sashes. Rubble and brick outbuilding
ranges to rear of No.29, probably mostly C18, form the other 2 sides of the
courtyard. Interior: No.29 has closely-spaced heavy chamfered beams at ground
floor which could be C16/early C17. No.29A originally formed part of Ambrosden
House (q.v. No.28) to right.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).

Listing NGR: SP5848022336

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