Louse Hall / Kings Arms Public House And Attached Mounting Block

27 Aug 2002
Louse Hall, Gosford And Water Eaton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX5 2PX
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Kings Arms Public House And Attached Mounting Block, A 34, Gosford And Water Eaton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX5 2PX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

GOSFORD AND WATER EATON A43 SP51SW (West side) Gosford 6/39 King's Arms Public House and attached mounting block - II Public house. Probably C17 incorporating medieval elements. Random and coursed limestone rubble with wooden lintels; Stonesfield-slate roof with brick and ashlar stacks. 5-unit range of 2 builds. 2 storeys. Irregular 7-window front is slightly lower in the 2 bays to left which have casements plus a doorway near the junction; higher range has a further doorway, 12-pane C18 and C19 sashes at first floor, and the ground-floor windows are mostly casements, including one of 4 lights; a rubble mounting block of 4 steps is built against the front wall.

Both ranges show evidence of early alteration. Roof is half-hipped to right and has stacks at the junction of ranges and on the left gable. Rear is largely obscured by C20 extension but retains a rounded projection, formerly a staircase. Interior: lower bays contain heavy chamfered intersecting beams which may be medieval and part of a hospital formerly on the site. Once known as Louse Hall. C20 extensions to rear are not of special architectural interest.

Listing NGR: SP5025313492


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0165 IOE Records taken by Sean Bergin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Sean Bergin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bergin, Sean

Rights Holder: Bergin, Sean


Limestone, Oolitic Limestone, Rubble, Medieval Hospital, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Health And Welfare, Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational, Mounting Block, Transport, Road Transport Site, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Street Furniture