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Latitude: 51.8965 / 51°53'47"N
Longitude: -1.1517 / 1°9'6"W
OS Eastings: 458467
OS Northings: 222338
OS Grid: SP584223
Mapcode National: GBR 8XJ.3N2
Mapcode Global: VHCX4.0L0G
Entry Name: Ambrosden House lairg House
Listing Date: 31 January 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1300762
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243568
Location: Bicester, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26
Civil Parish: Bicester
Built-Up Area: Bicester
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Bicester with Caversfield
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
BICESTER MARKET SQUARE
SP5822S (South side)
3/93 No.28 (Ambrosden House and
31/01/52 Lairg House)
Substantial town house, now shop and dwelling. Early C18, altered. Colourwashed
brick and coursed squared limestone; old plain-tile roofs with brick stacks.
Main range plus rear service wings. 2 storeys plus attic and 2 storeys. 6-window
brick front, with moulded dentil course, has 12-pane sashes at first floor plus
a C20 shop front. Roof has 3 flat-headed roof dormers and is hipped to right,
the cornice returning over the angled rubble end wall which has a first-floor
sash plus a blocked window below. Lower 3-window rubble rear wing, returning on
right was probably remodelled C19 but retains a datestone inscribed "H/RG/1688";
it has 4-pane sashes, segmental-arched at ground floor, plus an inserted
doorway. Further 2-storey ranges, parallel to the main range and the wing, are
in C18 chequer brick with sash windows and a storey band. Interior not
inspected. Ambrosden House formerly included No.29A (q.v.) to left.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.18).
Listing NGR: SP5846522340
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