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Bear and Ragged Staff Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cumnor, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7337 / 51°44'1"N

Longitude: -1.3366 / 1°20'11"W

OS Eastings: 445910

OS Northings: 204094

OS Grid: SP459040

Mapcode National: GBR 7XW.BWS

Mapcode Global: VHCXS.SP8B

Entry Name: Bear and Ragged Staff Inn

Listing Date: 6 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249686

Location: Cumnor, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Cumnor

Built-Up Area: Cumnor

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cumnor

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4504 (West side)
12/12 Bear and Ragged Staff Inn
- II*
Farmhouse, now inn. Early C17, earlier origins. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled
stone slate roof; right gable end stone stack, finished in 3 diagonally-set
brick flues; similar stack with 2 flues to rear gabled bay; brick left end
stack. U-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range with projecting outer wings
flanking central bay. Central bay: decoratively-carved and moulded timber
lintels over C20 door in heavy wood frame and C18 wood-mullioned 5-light window
with leaded-lights above C20 three-light casement in partially-blocked opening.
Right gable has chamfered timber lintels over similar C18 three- and 5-light
leaded windows, and C20 five-light casement: left gable has timber lintel over
C17 three-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window, and similar decorative
timber lintels over C17 five-light wood-mullioned and transomed ovolo-moulded
window with leaded-lights and C20 five-light window: inner walls of outer wings
have decorative timber lintels over blocked windows above timber lintels over
blocked doors. Rear, from left to right: C17 three-light wood-mullioned
ovolo-moulded window, reset late C16 three-light round-headed ovolo-moulded
stone-mullioned window: central gable has C17 two-light ovolo-moulded
wood-mullioned window with leaded lights, and reset late C16 three-light
stone-mullioned cavetto-moulded window: end bay has two C17 four-light
wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded windows with leaded-lights. Interior: central hall
has stepped ovolo-moulded beam, large open fireplace with sunk spandrels to
chamfered wood bressumer. Timber-framed partition with double ovolo-moulded door
architrave, divides off room to right, which has similar beam, and stone-relief
strapwork panel above fireplace, with chamfered wood bressumer and
hollow-chamfered stone jambs. Timber-framed partition wall on left side of hall:
room to left has chamfered ogee-stopped beam and 2 chamfered doorways to rear:
one doorway leads to newel stairs. Newel stairs to rear of hall: straight
flights at top and bottom with simple turned balusters on closed string. First
floor: 2 chamfered doorframes set in timber-framed partition in room to left;
large central room has cyma-moulded beams; room to right has C17 plaster
cornice, 2 chamfered doorways. Grille of simple turned balusters to cupboard
above plank door adjoining stairs to attic: C17 plank doors, some set in
segmental-arched chamfered doorframes. Collar-truss roof.
(National Monuments Record; Bodleian Library, MS Drawings gen. C.8, J.9, (for
1880 drawing)).

Listing NGR: SP4591004094

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