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Greyhound House

A Grade II Listed Building in Launton, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8979 / 51°53'52"N

Longitude: -1.1173 / 1°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 460830

OS Northings: 222518

OS Grid: SP608225

Mapcode National: GBR 9YQ.SDQ

Mapcode Global: VHCX4.LK5F

Entry Name: Greyhound House

Listing Date: 12 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243472

Location: Launton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Launton

Built-Up Area: Launton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Launton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP6022 LAUNTON BICESTER ROAD
(south side)

13/87 Greyhound House

12/01/87

- II


Inn, now house. 1682 on datestones. Limestone rubble with wooden lintels; old
plain-tile roof with brick gable stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. 4-window
front has renewed cross windows to both floors plus the entrance, to left of
centre, in a C20 porch. Datestones between first-floor windows are inscribed
"16", "0/WI" and "82". Roof has paired stacks to right and is hipped to left,
returning over the rear wing with a roof dormer facing left. Left side has a
4-window range of similar renewed cross windows including a stair window; all
have C20 lattice glazing. Rear gable has a stone parapet, paired brick stacks,
and single-light windows, some blocked. C20 extension in angle of ranges.
Interior: large open fireplace with bread oven, partly rebuilt: heavy
stop-chamfered beams; upper flight of C17 dogleg stair with heavy turned
balusters; first-floor fireplace with curved interior, herringbone-brick reredos
and brick flat arch; butt-purl in roof with jointed rafters. Probably built as a
farmhouse for members of the Deeley family. Ceased to be an inn in 1900.
(V.C.H.: 0xfordshire, Vol.VI, p.233).


Listing NGR: SP6083022518

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