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Latitude: 51.7905 / 51°47'25"N
Longitude: -1.4805 / 1°28'49"W
OS Eastings: 435925
OS Northings: 210333
OS Grid: SP359103
Mapcode National: GBR 6VL.QJ1
Mapcode Global: VHC02.9857
Entry Name: Staple Hall
Listing Date: 14 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053077
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252570
Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX28
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Witney
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Witney
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
WITNEY BRIDGE STREET
SP3510SE (East side)
9/1 No.2 (Staple Hall)
Inn. now nursing home. Early-/mid C17. Coursed limestone rubble; stucco front.
Gabled stone slate roof; left end stack of stone finished in brick and brick
ridge stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; double-gabled 4-window range.
Late C19 six-panelled (4 glazed) door: late C18 stone porch has open pediment on
Tuscan columns. Late C18 six-pane sashes, and late C19 three-light casements to
attic. Rear: early C18 sash window with thick glazing bars; C19 central wing;
late C17 two-storey wing of similar materials to left. Interior: stop-chamfered
beams; open fireplace with bressumer. Early C19 dog-leg with landing staircase
to rear. Collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Said to have been built in 1668
for William Townsend and his wife Ursula Marriott a favourite meeting house of
the Company of Blanket Weavers before the Blanket Hall was built in 1721.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.850: National Monuments Record K. Steane,
"The Public Houses of Witney", Record of Witney, No.5 (1978), pp.17-18).
Listing NGR: SP3592510333
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