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Well House,approximately 160 Metres South East of the Fold

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Hinksey, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.742 / 51°44'31"N

Longitude: -1.2841 / 1°17'2"W

OS Eastings: 449524

OS Northings: 205048

OS Grid: SP495050

Mapcode National: GBR 7XS.L6D

Mapcode Global: VHCXT.PGHZ

Entry Name: Well House,approximately 160 Metres South East of the Fold

Listing Date: 9 February 1966

Last Amended: 24 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249742

Location: North Hinksey, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: North Hinksey

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: North Hinksey with Botley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

11/67 Well House, approx. 160m SE of
09/02/66 The Fold
(Formerly listed as Well House
(part of the Fold))
- II*
Well house. Built 1610 for Otho Nicholson. Limestone ashlar with C20 repairs;
gabled C20 stone slate roof. One storey; 3-bay range. Moulded plinth course.
Side walls each have 2 gabled buttresses. Front gable end has heraldic cartouche
and 2-light vent abouve round-headed doorway: similar vent in rear gable wall.
Cyma-kneelers to stone-coped gable ends. Interior not inspected. The springs on
the hillside here supplied Oseney Abbey and the Friars Preachers of Oxford: the
Well House was part of Otho Nicholson's scheme to bring this spring-water direct
to "Carfax Conduit" in the centre of Oxford. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.186; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.406).

Listing NGR: SP4952405048

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