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Stones Almshouses (8 Tenements)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7502 / 51°45'0"N

Longitude: -1.2407 / 1°14'26"W

OS Eastings: 452513

OS Northings: 205999

OS Grid: SP525059

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.C3G

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.F8YM

Entry Name: Stones Almshouses (8 Tenements)

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245799

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

District Council Ward: St Clement's

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

ST CLEMENT'S STREET
1.
1485
(South Side)
Stone's Almshouses
(8 tenements)
SP 5206 SE 11/495 12.1.54.
SP 5205 19/495
II*
2,
RCHM 247. "This Hospital for the poor and sick was founded by the
Reverend Mr William Stone, Principal of New Inne Hall, In hopes of they Assistance
Ao Dni 1700". 8 tenements, 4 on each floor. A rectangular range with the
long axis East and West and facing North on to the road behind a stone wall
in which are moulded stone gate-piers with ball finials. The North elevation
consists of 2-storeyed ashlar with a stone band at the 1st floor and a stone
slate hipped roof, in which are 8 gabled attic dormers. There are 2 moulded
stone-faced stacks, one at each end. The projecting centre-piece, with the
stone framed front doorway and central passage-way, has a 2-light stone mullioned
and transomed window and is pedimented with tympanum is an oval inscription
panel and a cartouche of arms (3 roses and a chief). In the ground and
1st floors are 10 single-light transomed casement windows in stone frames.
The south elevation has 3 small and 2 larger dormers at each end. In the
central passage-way is a stop-chamfered beam. Mr Stone (died 1685) was "assisted"
by Dr Fry of Trinity College, who gave £l,0O0 and superintended the building
as his executor. Built by Bartholomew Peisley for £250, with George Smith,
carpenter, who was paid £180 for the woodwork (0xf Hist Soc MS II (1939),
XXIV). For elevation and photograph see Plates IV and V in Field and Bunney
English Domestic Architecture (1905) and for plan p 184 of RCHM Oxford City.
For drawing by J C Buckler in 1823, see Bodl. MS Don a 3 I 69.
Major restoration 1958.


Listing NGR: SP5251305999

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