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Latitude: 51.6698 / 51°40'11"N
Longitude: -1.2788 / 1°16'43"W
OS Eastings: 449973
OS Northings: 197022
OS Grid: SU499970
Mapcode National: GBR 7YR.7HR
Mapcode Global: VHCY6.S9B9
Entry Name: The Checker unicorn Theatre
Listing Date: 19 January 1951
Last Amended: 10 December 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1048108
English Heritage Legacy ID: 250264
Location: Abingdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX14
District: Vale of White Horse
Civil Parish: Abingdon
Civil Parish/community: Abingdon on Thames
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Abingdon-on-Thames
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 4997 1/159A 19.1.51 The Checker
C13 origin. Square stone building, with buttresses. On ground floor,
a doorway with 2 centred arch and continuous moulding heads to the
undercroft, formerly the abbots wine cellar, which has one octagonal
pier and single chamfered ribs in four bays.
The room above has a doorway with continuous moulding and two Decorated
two-light windows. Triangular lobby with three doorways made when the
room was divided into two in the C14. In the right hand chamber is a
fine C13 fireplace, with a stiff leaf and other leaf capitals and
Tall chimney with rare top; the vents are three stepped lancets in a
gable. Restored circa 1910. West of the checker is a lower stone
range probably the former Granary, and then a timber framed gable on a
stone base. Roof with two tiers of wind braces. The Checker Hall has
been reformed out of a block of cottages, and is now a theatre with an
apron stage, described under the Unicorn Theatre, Thames Street.
Listing NGR: SU4997497021
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