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Oakley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigmore, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3162 / 52°18'58"N

Longitude: -2.8609 / 2°51'39"W

OS Eastings: 341411

OS Northings: 269023

OS Grid: SO414690

Mapcode National: GBR BD.W69X

Mapcode Global: VH76Z.C1FR

Entry Name: Oakley House

Listing Date: 11 June 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150228

Location: Wigmore, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Wigmore

Built-Up Area: Wigmore

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

WIGMORE CP BROAD STREET (east side)
SO 4069 - 4169
8/49 Oakley House
11.6.59
GV II
House. Circa 1600 with mid-C19 alterations. Timber-framed with painted
brick and rendered infill on rubble base and slate roofs. Hall and cross-
wing plan; hall part of three framed bays aligned north/south with rear
external rubble chimney and rebuilt brick stack enclosed by wing of one
framed bay. Intersecting cross-wing of probably two framed bays at north
end. Two storeys. Framing: two rows of rectangular panels per storey with
some long straight braces in lower corners. The first floor of the west
front elevation is jettied on a moulded bressummer and moulded corbels.
The cross-wing gable end has a deeper jetty supported on two timber posts
(it was once underbuilt). The gable of the jetty has a collar and tie-beam
truss with four struts and a concave V-strut above the collar. Rear wing
has a collar and tie-beam truss with three struts, and a V-strut above the
collar. West front elevation: the ground floor of the hall has two oriel
windows, one with C19 casements and on its original moulded base with a
central moulded corbel; the other with C19 multi-paned metal windows and the
(possibly original) base boxed in and plastered is also a C20 casement of two
lights. The south end bay has no ground floor and forms an archway for rear
access. On the first floor are two 3-light and two single-light casements.
The cross-wing has two ground floor single-light casements and a 3-light first
floor casement, above which is a plank weathering attached to the tie-beam.
The central doorway below has a half-glazed door and above it is a Sun Alliance
fire insurance mark, No 339138. Interior has stop-chamfered main ceiling beams.
The southernmost room is recorded to be lined with original panelling, carved
and enriched and bearing the initials "KP". (RCHM, Herefs, Vol III, p 210,
item 7). -


Listing NGR: SO4141469022

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