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Speakers House

A Grade II Listed Building in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5376 / 51°32'15"N

Longitude: -0.9021 / 0°54'7"W

OS Eastings: 476241

OS Northings: 182643

OS Grid: SU762826

Mapcode National: GBR C4S.DRY

Mapcode Global: VHDWG.9MY5

Entry Name: Speakers House

Listing Date: 25 January 1951

Last Amended: 28 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218864

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246174

Location: Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Henley-on-Thames

Built-Up Area: Henley-on-Thames

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Henley-on-Thames

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

5355 (South Side)

No 44 (Speakers' House)
[Formerly listed as part
of No 48 and No 50 (Speakers'

SU 7582 1/287 25.1.51.


C15/l6 and later, timber framed house with some sham painted timber on
facade. Plaster infill, partly roughcast. Old tiled roofs. Western
part 1 1/2 storeys, 1 leaded casement in gable end to street. Ground floor
underbuilt. Large 6-light window with mullions and transoms below moulded
bressumer. Additional small ground floor window. Fanlight to former
door. Eastern part of 2 storeys, lst floor jettied out, canted bay with
mullions transom and leaded glazing below gable. Ground floor has large
8 light window with mullions and transoms. 6 panelled door fielded with
fanlight above, leaded glazing. William Lenthall, Speaker of the Long
Parliament (1640-53) was born here in 1591.

Nos 2 to 8 (even) Nos 14 to 36 (even) including Adam House, and Nos 40
44, and gates and piers 48, 50, The Old School House and the Rectory Garden
Wall form a group with Nos 5 to 39 (odd), the Drinking Fountain, the Parish
Church of St Mary and the raised pavement at the east end of Hart Street.

Listing NGR: SU7623982641

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